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Frosted Orange Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Orange Cookies Recipe

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"I remember my dad making a big batch of these citrus cookies when I was growing up," writes Tammie Young from Mattoon, Illinois. "They're very moist and have a wonderful old-fashioned taste."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium navel oranges
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 168 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. With a sharp knife, score each orange into quarters; remove peel. Use knife to remove white pith from peel and fruit; discard. Quarter oranges and place in a blender. Add peel; cover and process until smooth (mixture should measure 3/4 cup).
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and 6 tablespoons orange mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter and enough of the remaining orange mixture to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Orange Cookies in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 168 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

Followed the recipe exactly. Best orange cookie recipe I've ever made....YUM!

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

Very good cookies! The kids love them too.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

I made these cookies for the first time several years ago from an issue of Quick Cooking. I got RAVE reviews and they are my most requested cookie whenever I bake! These are not too sweet and have lots of flavor. Absolutely delicious!

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

Does this recipe call for eggs? None were listed.

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