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Orange Crispies Recipe

Orange Crispies Recipe

When I want to drop a little sunshine into my cookie jar, I bake up a double batch of these citrusy and sweet treats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:21 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar or orange-colored sugar


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 1-2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Sprinkle warm cookies with sugar. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional 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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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 258825
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"I suppose I should call these "Lemon Crispies" because I substituted lemon extract for the orange.....only because that's what I had on hand. I made them for Christmas and decorated them with red and green colored sugars. They are SO light and crispy! Whether you use orange or lemon extract, you'll be happy with the results! I will definitely make these again next year!"

TropicBon User ID: 5692519 257078
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016

"Pretty bland until I doctored them. Added more salt and a lot more orange extract. Even put in 1/2 tsp. of almond extract. Maybe using salted butter would have reduced the need for more salt and improved flavor. Had to bake them an extra 3 minutes and found that sugars did not stick very well to the warm cookies. They tasted pretty good after the modifications, but you can tell these were made with shortening."

DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 247382
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"Basically a orange flavored sugar cookie. Pretty good if you are wanting a break from chocolate."

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