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Double Orange Cookies Recipe

Double Orange Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 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
  • FROSTING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 163 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.