Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies

Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

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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Serves:

48 cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

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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