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Orange Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 12 dozen

Dozens of these citrusy delights travel along with me to the school and church functions I attend during the holidays. The abundant orange flavor is refreshing.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ICING:
  • 4-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup orange juice

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the buttermilk, eggs, orange juice and zest. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For icing, combine the confectioners' sugar, orange extract and enough orange juice to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 93 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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