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Citrus Drop Cookies

Shared by Grace Nevlis of Steubenville, Ohio, This recipe comes from a nursing home where she worked, so it makes a big batch. The cookie's delicate citrus flavor was loved by all.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, orange juice and zest. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 109 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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