Orange Spice Cookies

Linda Kauppinen

By
@cyrene

These are a wonderful holiday cookie to add with the traditional cookies. Topped with the coarse sprinkling sugar in holiday colors or the use of colored sugar gives this cookie a very festive appearance.


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Serves:

Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
powdered sugar
1 c
butter, softened
1 c
vegetable shortening
2 large
eggs
4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
grated orange peel
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
ground cardamom
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
coarse sprinkling sugar (holiday colors optional) or granulated sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1C granulated sugar, 1C powdered sugar, butter, shortening and eggs.
Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
2
Add flour, peel, cream of tartar, baking soda, cardamom, ginger and salt.
Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
3
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
Roll balls in sprinkling sugar or granulated sugar.
Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten balls with bottom of a drinking glass, wiping glass with damp cloth to prevent sticking.
Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Let cool for 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet.
Cool completely before storing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern