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Grandma Brubaker’s Orange Cookies

At least two generations of my family have enjoyed the recipe for these delicate orange-flavored cookies. —Sheri DeBolt, Huntington, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • Juice and grated zest of 2 medium navel oranges
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice and zest. Add egg whites and beat until smooth.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 97 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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