Tangerine Butter Cookies

Tangerine  Butter Cookies Recipe

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Shelia Tucker


I love those sweet little Tangerines and I like Butter cookies, so a great combo for me. I always think of Christmas, when I think of or smell Tangerines . This Recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens Recipes .


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Makes 84 cookies
45 Min


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  • 3/4 c
    softened butter
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    finely shredded tangerine peel ( zest )
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    orange extract
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    white cornmeal
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    of sugar to roll cookie balls in

How to Make Tangerine Butter Cookies


  1. In a very large bowl, beat the softened butter , with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds, In another bowl stir togeather the 1 1/2 cups of sugar,cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt add this to the large bowl with the butter , Beating untill light and fluffy , scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, add the eggs one at a time whle beating and then add in the Tangerine Zest, the Vanilla and Orange extracts untill they are combined , Gradully Beat in the oil untill smooth, Beat in the Cormeal - Then start Beating in the flour , Beat in as much of the flour you can with your mixer, if you are unable to beat all the flour in with your mixer, then stir in the remaining flour. If the Dough looks or feels like it is to sticky to shape into balls, Place in the refrigerater , Covered for 30 to 60 minutes , or untill you feel it is easy to handel.
  2. Place the 1/2 cup of sugar in a small bowl, - Shape the dough into 1 Inch balls ; Roll all balls in the sugar , to coat . - Place Balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet - with a wooden skewer or a toothpick, press an ' X " into each ball of dough
  3. Place cookie sheet into pre- heated oven, Bake for 9 to 11 minutes , untill tops of cookies are lightly browned - As soon as you take cookies out of the oven, while still warm, - Press the tops again to make a deeper indention of the " X " Then Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool .
  4. When cookies are cold, You can place between layers of waxed paper in an air tight Container, with a cover. - Cookies can be stored at Room Temperature for 3 days. OR you can Freeze them for up to 3 months.

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About Tangerine Butter Cookies

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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