Tangy Orange Snickerdoodles

Tangy Orange Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Tyffanie Perez


My kids and I came up with this crazy cookie trying to invent something new. They love hot Tang with Cinnamon when they have colds or sore throats. That was our inspiration. I loved making snicker doodles with my Mom growing up, and now my kids love making them with me, and tweaking things a bit! This is a soft snicker doodle. My kids like their cookies soft. These cookies aren't too sweet, just right to have with a glass of milk. This recipe makes a large batch. I occasionally freeze half of the dough to use later. I hope you enjoy!


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1/2 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
shortening, butter flavor
2 Tbsp
orange zest (zest from 1 medium orange)
3 Tbsp
orange tang powder
1 1/2 tsp
2 tsp
vanilla extract
drops of orange food coloring (optional)
1 1/2 c
large eggs
4 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 c
orange juice, fresh (from orange)
1/2 c
sour cream or yogurt (i use greek yogurt)
1/2 c
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
tang powder

How to Make Tangy Orange Snickerdoodles


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 375.
  • 2In mixing bowl cream together the butter, shortening, zest, salt, Tang and vanilla.
    Beat in the sugar, then the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 3Whisk together the flour, nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients alternately with the sour cream/yogurt and orange juice, beginning and ending with the flour and adding the sour cream or yogurt in three additions.
  • 4Combine the sugar, cinnamon and Tang powder in a small bowl.
  • 5Let the dough chill for about 15 minutes. (We can't wait very long!) Then roll into balls and coat in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten with the bottom of a glass, or the palm of your hand.
  • 6Bake for 10 minutes, or until there is a hint of golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack.

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About Tangy Orange Snickerdoodles

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids

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