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 TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
Makesabout 8 dozen
- 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
- 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 Facts2 each: 109 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Orange Drop Cookies in Quick Cooking March/April 2003