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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. —Sheri DeBolt, Huntington, Indiana
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.

Reviews for Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"Omg to die for so soft an so much flavor I will be making these for many years !!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"These rivaled old family recipes!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"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..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"Yummy!! Easy to make and the hubby loved them!!!"

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