Orange Cookies Recipe
Dozens of these citrusy delights travel along with me to the school and church functions I attend during the holidays. The abundant orange flavor is refreshing.
- 1 cup shortening
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 4-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the buttermilk, eggs, orange juice and peel. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
- 2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- 3. For icing, combine the confectioners' sugar, orange extract and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cooled cookies. Yield: about 12 dozen.
1 serving (2 each) equals 93 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
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