Orange Cookies

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 713


3 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg ground
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
Grated rind of 2 oranges (about 4 teaspoons)
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
Orange Frosting (see below)


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease baking sheets.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg set aside.

In a large mixer bowl at medium speed, beat sugar and butter or margarine until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. At low speed, beat in flour mixture until blended. Add sour cream, orange rind and juice and beat until blended. Chill dough if desired. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cookies on wire racks. Frost with frosting. Store in an airtight container.

High Altitude Adjustments: At 6,000 feet, no adjustments needed.

Orange Frosting: In a small mixer bowl at medium speed, mix 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine, 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth and of spreading consistency. Frost cooled Orange Cookies (see above). Makes about 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 713
Calories from Fat: 288

This Orange Cookies recipe is from the Gold Star Collection Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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