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Frosted Orange Cookies

 Frosted Orange Cookies
"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."
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


  • 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


  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter

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Frosted Orange Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and enough of the remaining orange mixture to achieve spreading
  • consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.
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.