Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies
|2 c||brown sugar|
|1 c||softened butter (original recipe called for lard)|
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|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)|
|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|
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!
Fresh, fruity... and delicious! Just as you'd imagine, these cookies are delightfully light and refreshing. We just love the bright citrus flavor.