Frosted Orange Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 8 1/2 dozen


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1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
1 cup buttermilk
Grated rind of 2 oranges, divided
2/3 cup orange juice, divided
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted


Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition. Stir in half of grated rind and 1/8 cup orange juice, mixing well.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Combine remaining orange rind, juice, and powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl, beating well; spread evenly over tops of cooled cookies.

Created date

February 2010