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Orange Cookies

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Makes: 5 dozens Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Category: Cookies Sub Category: Other

what you need
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Juice and rind of 2 oranges
  • 1 cup buttermilk plus 1 tsp. soda (mixed together)
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 lb. box powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Rind and juice of 1 orange
  • (may need to add more moisture to frosting; more orange juice or a little water)
make it
In large bowl mix: sugar, Crisco, eggs, vanilla, and juice and rind of 2 oranges - mix until well blended. In another bowl: mix all dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients and alternate with the buttermilk/soda mixture.

Stir until you are sure everything is completely mixed. Drop by teaspoon on parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes or until light golden. Wait until cookies are cooled then frost cookies - let out until frosting is set.
This is one of the first cookies I make for Christmas. A teacher friend had brought this to a cookie exchange an I was hooked!!! Very light and tasty - makes a nice big batch. I make these a couple times of year just to send to my son who lives out of state. Enjoy!!
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