Outrageously Moist Orange Cookies

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Serves: 5 dozen cookies
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c butter, softened
2 c sugar
2 large eggs
juice & zest of 1 large sweet orange
1 c milk
1 tsp orange emulsion (can use extract)
4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 c powdered sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1 pinch salt
zest and juice of 1/2 of an orange or to make it spreadable

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Dee Stillwell Recipe
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Citrus Heights, CA (pop. 83,301)
Member Since Jun 2010
Dee's notes for this recipe:
The original recipe came from a community cookbook. I don't like using shortening in cookies, so I use butter..but if u don't care, then thats waht the original recipe called for. Or you could use 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. I also added the orange zest to them. These are a very good cake like soft moist cookie. Bursting with orange flavor. yummm
My own pix will be added when I bake these again.
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These cookies are so light and refreshing! With just the right amount of orange flavor, they are the perfect sweet accompaniment to morning coffee or as an after dinner treat.


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper. Zest and juice oranges.
Cream butter and sugar together, beat in eggs, orange juice, zest and emulsion. Sift dry ingredients together. Add flour mixture alternatly with milk to form a soft dough. Scoop cookies onto cookie sheets. Bake for approx 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes and remove to cooling rack. While cookies finish cooling, make frosting. Whisk all frosting ingredients together and spread on cookies and let set to dry. Enjoy!

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Sep 25, 2011
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Sep 25, 2011
Dee these look and sound delicious ...saved :D
user Angela Gray angiemath - Sep 25, 2011
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user Angela Gray angiemath - Sep 25, 2011
Used to eat a similiar cookie as a little kid and have craved it ever since. Thank you for posting these, I can hardly wait to try one !

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