Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies Recipe

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Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies Recipe
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Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies Recipe

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At least two generations of my family have enjoyed the recipe for these light, delicate, orange-flavored cookies. —Sheri DeBolt, Huntington, Indiana
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour milk*
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • Juice and peel of 2 medium oranges
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and milk. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add alternately with orange juice and peel to creamed mixture. Add egg whites and beat until smooth. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased bookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. For icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost cookies when cool. (*To sour milk, place 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a measuring cup; add enough milk to equal 1 cup.) Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 97 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour milk*
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • Juice and peel of 2 medium oranges
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and milk. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add alternately with orange juice and peel to creamed mixture. Add egg whites and beat until smooth. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased bookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. For icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost cookies when cool. (*To sour milk, place 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a measuring cup; add enough milk to equal 1 cup.) Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p48

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heartinsa User ID: 1158221 274679
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2017

"This is the same recipe as old family recipe we have and love except this makes more cookies. Bright orange flavor, soft, moist. Wonderful cookie. For the lady asking about the temperature, our recipe says to bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until light brown."

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Moemoe67 User ID: 7639077 264232
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"Halved recipe for 3 dozen cookies. DELICIOUS with the fresh OJ & orange peel. Just added a bit more powdered sugar, and a few Tbsp's of milk to firm up frosting a bit. Kept in fridge and I THINK next day they were even better!!

THANK YOU this is a keeper!"

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 260148
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"There is such a good orange flavor in both the cookie and the icing. I didn't have any oranges so I substituted orange juice in the batter. I was glad I did have some grated orange peel in the freezer for the icing. These are delicious cookies!"

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Yonko57 User ID: 2034349 247866
Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"Great tasting, but is 325* correct temp?

Baked according time then added two minutes, still limp and soft. Will try again at 375* as most cookies are baked."

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debstub User ID: 2934557 245969
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I omitted the orange rind because we like a milder flavor and it was very good!"

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 237395
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Family absolutely loved these. The orange flavor is very similar to our family favorite pizzelle recipe, which is made with lemon and orange flavors rather than anise. I think my icing turned out a bit too runny in retrospect. Next time I may adjust accordingly."

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papa60 User ID: 2543625 235122
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"Omg to die for so soft an so much flavor I will be making these for many years !!!!"

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 234211
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"These rivaled old family recipes!"

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dsclements User ID: 4318294 233706
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"My mom and grandmother made these for years. It makes so many and was a treasured cookie treat delivered to loved ones near and far every Christmas..."

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Lyda User ID: 105007 214236
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Loved them. easy to prepare. I added chopped walnuts to one batch & dried cranberries to another batch. Both were equally good. Will make them again."

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