Iced Orange Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 5-1/2 dozen
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Orange paste food coloring, optional
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and zest. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 63 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Apr 16, 2018
Great recipe, loved the texture and you really can't just eat one. Any suggestions how make them chocolate?
Feb 21, 2018
They are ok, but need a stronger orange taste
Jan 29, 2018
can you freeze these cookies?
Dec 19, 2016
Very good cookie. First made a few years ago for Christmas, had multiple requests for the recipe. Now a must have cookie for the holidays, as per family request, and usually one of the first cookies to go.
Jan 27, 2016
Very good! Only thing I changed was that I used butter instead of shortening. These taste better after sitting a day, next time I'll try lemon juice for a different flavor. Will definitely make again!
Feb 8, 2013
These cookies are so easy to make and very soft. I am going to make them next time with lime in replace of everything orange and also lemon in replace of the orange ingredients. I hope it goes well. They went quick in my small family of four.
Dec 29, 2010
I absolutely love these soft, melt in your mouth cookies! I always get lots of compliments and receipe requests.
Jun 2, 2010
I own a pastry company and am always trying new recipes. This is one of my customer favorites. I mix it like a cake (cream fats and sugar, then alternately add liquids and dry ingredients). I always substitute lemon juice for orange juice in the glaze. I thought it was a little flat with the orange juice, but the lemon glaze adds a great tangy flavor! Mine always bake up much flatter than the picture. It's really hard to eat just one!
Jan 14, 2010
These were very moist and flavorful! I had many requests for the recipe after I gave them as Christmas gifts.
Oct 25, 2009
A delicious 'little' treat!
Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.