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Iced Orange Cutouts

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


about 4 dozen

Updated: Jan. 01, 2018
I put a tablespoon of orange zest in both the cookie and icing to make these crispy cookies nice and bright, like a little ray of sunshine. —Wendy Montecalvo, Pleasantville, New Jersey
Iced Orange Cutouts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water
  • ICING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest


  1. Whisk flour, sugar and orange zest; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Knead gently until dough forms. Divide dough in half; shape each into a disk. Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, gently roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/4-in. scalloped or plain round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are light brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For icing, mix confectioners' sugar, orange juice and zest until smooth. Spread over cookies. Let stand at room temperature until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 89 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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