Orange Spice Cookies

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Linda Kauppinen

By
@cyrene

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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These sugar cookies will be a colorful addition to your holiday cookie tray. They are fluffy with a crunchy sugary crust and have a mild orange spice flavor. The cardamom and ginger mixed together give a warmth to the cookie and complement the orange perfectly. These cookies are completely addictive! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 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
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    coarse sprinkling sugar (holiday colors optional) or granulated sugar

How to Make Orange Spice Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 c granulated sugar, 1 c powdered sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Add flour, peel, cream of tartar, baking soda, cardamom, ginger, and salt to a separate bowl.
  3. Slowly add flour to sugar/butter mixture. Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Roll balls in sprinkling sugar or granulated sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. Flatten balls with bottom of a drinking glass.
  8. Wipe the glass with a damp cloth to prevent sticking.
  9. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown.
  10. 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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