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Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies Recipe

Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies Recipe

My family likes a soft cookie, and this recipe is one of their favorites. The frosting is so pretty and the marmalade is flavorful, plus it keeps the cookies nice and tender.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:78 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine sour cream and orange marmalade; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butter and marmalade. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until blended. Frost cookies. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 88 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies

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MY REVIEW
virginiacoy
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Cookies are a little dry. I used Cushman's Honeybell.Marmalade which is sweeter than most marmalades, so flavor was very good. If I make again, I will decrease flour slightly."

MY REVIEW
dak97
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"I did not like these cookies. They were soft but rather dry and tasteless. Even though they were not over-baked, whenever there was orange peel from the marmalade on the bottom of the cookie it was bitter just from browning. I also did not like the mouth-feel of the frosting. I believe the marmalade gave the frosting it's unusal texture. I will not make these again."

MY REVIEW
2annoying
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"I thought the cookies were quite tasteless. After taking the first batch out of the oven, I added some orange peel to the rest of the dough. Still wasn't enough flavor, so I added orange extract to the frosting. Overall, I was disappointed."

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