Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies

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

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

The Cook

Kathie Carr Recipe
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North Liberty, IN (pop. 1,896)
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Member Since Jul 2010
Kathie's notes for this recipe:
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.

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

Directions

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.
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user Deb ~^~^~ blaithin - Jan 26, 2012
These sound really, really good! Can't wait to try them!E
user sally morton grandsassy2 - Jan 27, 2012
I'VE MADE THESE AND THEY ARE SO GOOD, I COULDN'T STOP EATING THEM!! THANKS FOR THE RECIPE.
user Kathie Carr kathiecc - Jan 27, 2012
Sally, I'm so glad you liked them. Thanks to Aunt Bessie!
user Kathie Carr kathiecc - Apr 14, 2012
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user RAMONA KAHN ramonalisa373 - May 15, 2012
I enjoyed your recipe and so did the children next door.

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