Orange Crispies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


3-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Add a splash of little sunshine to your cookie jar with this recipe. When I want to spread some cheer, I'll bake up a double batch to share. —Ruth Gladstone, Brunswick, Maryland
Orange Crispies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Optional: Sugar or orange-colored sugar


  1. In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the egg, extract and salt. Add flour; mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 375° until edges begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Cool for 1-2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. If desired, sprinkle warm cookies with sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 79 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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