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Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies

 Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies
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.
78 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butter and marmalade.

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Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until blended. Frost cookies.
  • Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 88 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.