Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies
|2 c||brown sugar|
|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)|
|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|
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DirectionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all cookie ingredients and mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons full onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes.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.