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Crispy Orange-Almond Cookies Recipe

I like to serve these light crispy cookies with ice cream or sherbet. The recipe is a personal favorite because it came from a good friend.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:39 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, orange juice, peel and extract. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 100 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 27709
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"These are not overly orange-y, but they still make for a nice cookie. I used 1/3 cup slivered almonds.

~ Theresa"

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