Kathie Carr Recipe

Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies

By Kathie Carr kathiecc


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
48 cookies
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Kathie's Story

This recipe came from my Great Aunt, Bessie McEndarfer. She lived in a big, old fashioned brick house just down the road from my Mom and Dad in the 1950's.

Aunt Bessie had a big family. She was a great cook and all her kids and grandkids that I know remember and crave these cookies. This recipe makes a BIG batch of cookies which I'm sure Aunt Bessie needed to feed everyone.

I'm posting this recipe in memory of a wonderful lady, Great Aunt Bessie.

Photo was added by the Kitchen Crew. THANKS!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Fresh, fruity... and delicious! Just as you'd imagine, these cookies are delightfully light and refreshing. We just love the bright citrus flavor.

Ingredients

COOKIES:
2 c
brown sugar
2
eggs
1 c
softened butter (original recipe called for lard)
1 c
buttermilk or sour milk
1
pinch of salt
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1
grated orange rind (use 1/2 in cookies and 1/2 in icing)
ICING:
1 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
orange juice (or enough to make a glaze type icing for cookies)
1/2 of orange rind (left from cookies)
2-3
drops yellow food coloring, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all cookie ingredients and mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons full onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes.
2
Mix powdered sugar with enough orange juice to form a glaze type icing. Add left over orange rind from making cookies and food coloring if used. Spread on warm cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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14 Comments

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lynn olson kc97
Jan 20, 2015
I'm definitely going to try those & yes I'm going to make them with lard. I betcha you could leave out the orange rind in the cookies & the icing & substitute it for a brown sugar frosting, but the orange sounds pretty good too!
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Ms Weber iwwgatorspouse
Nov 30, 2014
On the original recipe, how much lard was used instead of butter?
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Beth M. BakinTime
Apr 29, 2014
I happened across this recipe and it sounds like a great cooky recipe. So I'm sharing it and will put it in my JustAPinch notebook after printing it, to be sure I see it when I bake cookies. Anything "orange flavored" jumps out at me, and with all those good ingredients these must be delicious! I also love the history you've shared with the recipe, thanks for sharing it.
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