Orange Crispies Recipe
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Orange Crispies Recipe

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When I want to drop a little sunshine into my cookie jar, I bake up a double batch of these citrusy and sweet treats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar or orange-colored sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 158 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, extract and salt. Add flour; mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 1-2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Sprinkle warm cookies with sugar. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Crispies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p35

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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 247382
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"Basically a orange flavored sugar cookie. Pretty good if you are wanting a break from chocolate."

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