Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies

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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.

Photo was added by the Kitchen Crew. THANKS!

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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
48 cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
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

How to Make Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies

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.

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About Aunt Bessie's Frosted Fresh Orange Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids



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