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Iced Orange Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

I usually make these bite-size orange cookies at Christmastime, when Florida citrus is plentiful, but they're delicious any time of year. Every time I sniff their wonderful aroma, I remember my grandmother, who shared the recipe. —Lori DiPietro, New Port Richey, Florida
Iced Orange Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Orange paste food coloring, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and zest. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until edges begin to brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 87 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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