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Iced Orange Cookies Recipe

Iced Orange Cookies Recipe

I usually make these bite-size cookies at Christmastime, when oranges in Florida are plentiful. Every time I sniff their wonderful aroma, I remember my grandmother, who shared the recipe. —Lori DiPietro, New Port Richey, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:66 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Orange paste food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and peel. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • 2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cooled cookies. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 63 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Iced Orange Cookies

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crystal24 242641
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"Very good! Only thing I changed was that I used butter instead of shortening. These taste better after sitting a day, next time I'll try lemon juice for a different flavor. Will definitely make again!"

ChandiP 40187
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"These cookies are so easy to make and very soft. I am going to make them next time with lime in replace of everything orange and also lemon in replace of the orange ingredients. I hope it goes well. They went quick in my small family of four."

Jocarnes 203686
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I absolutely love these soft, melt in your mouth cookies! I always get lots of compliments and receipe requests."

slummy41 78689
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"I own a pastry company and am always trying new recipes. This is one of my customer favorites. I mix it like a cake (cream fats and sugar, then alternately add liquids and dry ingredients). I always substitute lemon juice for orange juice in the glaze. I thought it was a little flat with the orange juice, but the lemon glaze adds a great tangy flavor! Mine always bake up much flatter than the picture. It's really hard to eat just one!"

TeresaCake 42682
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"These were very moist and flavorful! I had many requests for the recipe after I gave them as Christmas gifts."

mjcmcook 42680
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"A delicious 'little' treat!"

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