Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
I am giving it four stars because myfitnesspal.com says its more than 88 calories for serving I'm trying to watch my calories too. On the upside, they are delicious.
The first time I made these cookies, I found them rather dry and not orangey enough for me. But I LOVE orange marmalade so I kept fidgeting with the recipe until I came up with something more likeable to my family. Here's what I did: I never use shortening, so instead I used 3/4 cup real, organic butter in its place 3 eggs instead of 2 3 cups of flour was plenty (add about 2 1/2 to start with then slowly add more a little at a time) until the texture is more like you would want it to be. I also added about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp orange flavoring (I buy mine from the Frontier Foods line - best ever taste) The frosting was pretty good the way they listed it here, although I did add a bit more marmalade and a dash of real cream to get the right texture. You hafta play around with the cream and the powdered sugar to get whatever "thickness" you like, just so it's spreadable. Just a few simple changes and now this is one of my family's favorites, even my grands ask for them often. I also used this recipe and substituted everything orange with lemon (flavoring drops, mostly) and it turned out great! I still used the orange marmalade, though.
Very dry cookie, more like a scone in texture. Added almond extract to dough for flavor. Added orange zest to icing for more zing. Still not happy with results
Cookies are a little dry. I used Cushman's Honeybell.Marmalade which is sweeter than most marmalades, so flavor was very good. If I make again, I will decrease flour slightly.
I did not like these cookies. They were soft but rather dry and tasteless. Even though they were not over-baked, whenever there was orange peel from the marmalade on the bottom of the cookie it was bitter just from browning. I also did not like the mouth-feel of the frosting. I believe the marmalade gave the frosting it's unusal texture. I will not make these again.
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I thought the cookies were quite tasteless. After taking the first batch out of the oven, I added some orange peel to the rest of the dough. Still wasn't enough flavor, so I added orange extract to the frosting. Overall, I was disappointed.
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