Orange Spice Cookies
1 cgranulated sugar
1 cpowdered sugar
1 cbutter, softened
1 cvegetable shortening
4 call purpose flour
2 tspgrated orange peel
1 tspcream of tartar
1 tspbaking soda
1/2 tspground cardamom
1/4 tspground ginger
1/2 ccoarse sprinkling sugar (holiday colors optional) or granulated sugar
How to Make Orange Spice Cookies
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 1C granulated sugar, 1C powdered sugar, butter, shortening and eggs.
Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Add 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.
- Heat 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.