Double Orange Cookies Recipe
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Double Orange Cookies Recipe

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I serve these nutritious, tasty cookies to my husband and our four children. Also, because my husband is a minister, I often cook for guests in our home. —Pamela Kinney, Irving, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (6 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed, divided
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon reserved orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 163 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and eggs. Beat until well blended. Reserve 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate for frosting. Add the remaining concentrate with combined dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in orange peel.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread a small amount over each cookie. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Double Orange Cookies in Country Extra July 1991, p49

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Mrskelly User ID: 6433735 37134
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"These were so-so. I don't think I would describe them as "nutritious" as is mentioned in the description. I followed the recipe to a "T". The dough was super sticky and hard to work with. They also seemed to take nearly 20 minutes to bake fully (have no idea why). I will say the frosting was yummy. Without the frosting these cookies would be a bit boring for sure. I'm going to give it one more try with lemonade instead of orange juice. We'll see what happens. I've been baking cookies successfully for 35 years, yet have no idea why the dough was so weird and didn't want to bake in the allotted time frame.. It was a mystery for sure. If the lemon ones don't work out for me either, I'll be scrapping this recipe."

sabakhan User ID: 4246578 201700
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"I tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out flavorless though I added some more sugar and juice as described in recipe but it was not good at all.I don't get why these people are praising it can anyone send me these cookies:)"

sabakhan User ID: 4246578 9876
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

"I tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out flavorless though I added some more sugar and juice as described in recipe but it was not good at all.didnot get why tehse people are praising it can anyone send me these cookies:)"

deborah.gonzales User ID: 1935139 42264
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"Loved the cookies, I'm just wondering how the submitter justifies calling them "nutritious"... A cup of butter, cup of sour cream, sugar, cream cheese?"

dak97 User ID: 4774703 40650
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"Loved these cookies. After reading the reviews I decided for my first try at these I would make lemon cookies. I followed the cookie recipe exactly using lemonade and lemon peel. For the frosting I did not want to use cream cheese so I just used butter. I did not have milk on hand so I used lemon juice from the lemons used for the zest. Such wonderful real lemon flavor - these cookies are a hit! I can't wait to try orange, and will possibly even try lime."

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 40602
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Update: I recently made these with limeade and they were fabulous. Also want to try a lemonade version to see how they come out!"

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 40600
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"These are so good. Such a nice change from the typical "chocolate type" cookies I make. My husband specifically asked me to make these for a second time and I made a batch for a Christmas party a few weeks ago-- not one cookie was left! I would like to try this same recipe but with a can of limeade too..."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 14748
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I used to make these cookies quite frequently, but they sort of fell out of my repertoire in the past few years. I ran across the recipe and remembered how good they tasted. I made them again yesterday and they turned out as scrumptious as I recalled. Some of my family say they have a new favorite cookie!"

ninon3 User ID: 5497181 16560
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"This was a very easy recipe to put together.

I thinned out the frosting to make it more of a glaze which I liked. It is as tasty as a rolled sugar cooking, but much easier."

virginiacoy User ID: 4444560 29143
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"Very moist and tasty."

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