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Orange Crispies

When I want to drop a little sunshine into my cookie jar, I bake up a double batch of these citrusy and sweet treats. —Ruth Gladstone, Brunswick, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Sugar or orange-colored sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, extract and salt. Add flour; mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° until edges begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Cool for 1-2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Sprinkle warm cookies with sugar.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 158 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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