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Orange Cookies

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 12 dozen

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Amanda
    Dec 19, 2020

    I spent 3 hours on these cookies and when I put them in the oven, they became flat pancakes and burnt on the bottom. I then added the 1/2 cup flour you said to add, put them in the oven, and they still flat. I then decided to not make them as cookies and to bake it as a loaf to get something good out of this large amount of batter. I am disappointed that I will not have cookies to give as Christmas presents, just one singular loaf that will give me a measely amount of 12 slices if I'm lucky. The only good thing to come out of this is that I will forever use Betty Crocker's recipes from a cookbook because despite her lack of variety which made me turn to the internet in the first place, I can still count on her to give me accurate recipes that will leave me with a sense of accomplishment and the correct form of baked goods I asked for. So sad to get this kind of recipe from a respected cooking group like yourselves.

  • dClare
    Sep 11, 2012

    yes really loved these cookies , and my grandkids too!!!

  • tricityty
    Oct 28, 2011

    We love these cookies!! Every single one gets eaten in this house!! I did change the recipe from buttermilk to sour milk, milk with a little bit of vinegar in it!

  • dClare
    Oct 28, 2011

    Loved this recipe my grandkids love it also makes a big batch and easy recipe!

  • kathyprice2
    Nov 11, 2010

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  • badgergirl
    Apr 20, 2008

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