- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Pinch salt
- Juice and peel of 2 medium navel oranges
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
- In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add alternately with orange juice and peel to creamed mixture. Add egg whites and beat until smooth.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes.
- For icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost cookies when cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Reviews for Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies
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"Family absolutely loved these. The orange flavor is very similar to our family favorite pizzelle recipe, which is made with lemon and orange flavors rather than anise. I think my icing turned out a bit too runny in retrospect. Next time I may adjust accordingly."
"Omg to die for so soft an so much flavor I will be making these for many years !!!!"
"These rivaled old family recipes!"
"My mom and grandmother made these for years. It makes so many and was a treasured cookie treat delivered to loved ones near and far every Christmas..."
"Loved them. Easy to prepare. I added chopped walnuts to one batch & dried cranberries to another batch. Both were equally good. Will make them again."