Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 cookie: 97 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Grandma Brubaker's Orange Cookies
"Baked these for the first time last year; now it's one of my favorites. The orange flavoring is not overpowering and that's what I love about it. A delicious soft cookie! Thank you Grandma Brubaker wherever you are!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"I omitted the orange rind because we like a milder flavor and it was very good!"
"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."
"Omg to die for so soft an so much flavor I will be making these for many years !!!!"
"These rivaled old family recipes!"