Outrageously Moist Orange Cookies

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Dee Stillwell

By
@LILLYDEE

The original recipe came from a community cookbook. I don't like using shortening in cookies, so I use butter..but if u don't care, then thats waht the original recipe called for. Or you could use 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. I also added the orange zest to them. These are a very good cake like soft moist cookie. Bursting with orange flavor. yummm
My own pix will be added when I bake these again.

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These cookies are so light and refreshing! With just the right amount of orange flavor, they are the perfect sweet accompaniment to morning coffee or as an after dinner treat. The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 27 votes
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Serves:
5 dozen cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1 c
butter, softened
2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
juice & zest of 1 large sweet orange
1 c
milk
1 tsp
orange emulsion (can use extract)
4 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt

FROSTING

2 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 pinch
salt
zest and juice of 1/2 of an orange or to make it spreadable

How to Make Outrageously Moist Orange Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper. Zest and juice oranges.
  • 2Cream butter and sugar together, beat in eggs, orange juice, zest and emulsion. Sift dry ingredients together. Add flour mixture alternatly with milk to form a soft dough. Scoop cookies onto cookie sheets. Bake for approx 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes and remove to cooling rack. While cookies finish cooling, make frosting. Whisk all frosting ingredients together and spread on cookies and let set to dry. Enjoy!

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About Outrageously Moist Orange Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #orange




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