Orange Spice Cookies

Linda Kauppinen


These are a wonderful holiday cookie to add with the traditional cookies. Topped with the coarse sprinkling sugar in holiday colors or the use of colored sugar gives this cookie a very festive appearance.

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Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies
2 Hr
15 Min


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1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
powdered sugar
1 c
butter, softened
1 c
vegetable shortening
2 large
4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
grated orange peel
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
ground cardamom
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
coarse sprinkling sugar (holiday colors optional) or granulated sugar

How to Make Orange Spice Cookies


  • 1In a large mixing bowl, combine 1C granulated sugar, 1C powdered sugar, butter, shortening and eggs.
    Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 2Add flour, peel, cream of tartar, baking soda, cardamom, ginger and salt.
    Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
    Cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
    Roll balls in sprinkling sugar or granulated sugar.
    Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    Flatten balls with bottom of a drinking glass, wiping glass with damp cloth to prevent sticking.
    Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until light golden brown.
    Let cool for 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet.
    Cool completely before storing.

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About Orange Spice Cookies

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern

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