Orange Drop Cookies with Orange Cream Icing
Citrus filled cookies will turn the dreary winter days into something bright and sunny with each bite!
Servings 2 dozen cookies
- For the orange drop cookies:
- 2/3 cup shortening
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 Tablespoon grated orange rind
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- For the icing:
- 2 cups confectioner sugar
- 2 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon grate orange rind
- Approximately 2 Tablespoons orange juice
For the cookies:
Mix shortening, sugar and egg. Stir in orange juice and rind.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400°F for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool and ice with Orange Butter Icing.
For the icing:
Blend sugar and butter. Stir in orange rind and orange juice until smooth.