Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies Recipe

4 1 1
Publisher Photo

Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies Recipe

Read Reviews
4 1 1
Publisher Photo
I like to serve these light crispy cookies with ice cream or sherbet. The recipe is a personal favorite because it came from a good friend.
MAKES:
39 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
39 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Directions

In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, orange juice, peel and extract. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p71

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 100 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, orange juice, peel and extract. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p71

Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

Please enter a valid email

You Are successfully subscribed

ERROR! Please try Again

Reviews forCrispy Orange-Almond Cookies

My Review
Click stars to rate
Loading Image
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Sort By :

Average Rating
MY REVIEW
lurky27 User ID: 1251896 27709
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"These are not overly orange-y, but they still make for a nice cookie. I used 1/3 cup slivered almonds.

~ Theresa"

Loading Image