soft orange cookies

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By Wendy Booth
from Edmonton, AB

Fell in love with these cookies when I went to a farmer's market in my daughter's town. The seller was not willing to give up the recipe, so I scoured the internet. Couldn't settle on one, so I made my own recipe. Hope you love them as much as I do!!

serves Makes 72 cookies
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For soft orange cookies

  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    margarine or sugar, softened
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2
    eggs
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 c
    orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    grated orange peel
  • FROSTING
  • 1/4 c
    margarine or butter, melted
  • 2 c
    icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange peel
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    orange juice
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How To Make soft orange cookies

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine sugar and 1 cup margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and eggs; blend well. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2
    Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets and place on cooling racks.
  • 3
    For the frosting, in small bowl, blend all frosting ingredients until smooth, adding enough orange juice for spreading consistency. Frost warm cookies.

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