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Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies Recipe

Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies Recipe

At least two generations of my family have enjoyed the recipe for these light, delicate, orange-flavored cookies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes.
  • 3. For icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost cookies when cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 195 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.