Sunday, December 15, 2013

Orange Cookies

Making these cookies is almost a tradition for our Christmas get-togethers... Grandma always has a pile of these and her iced sugar cookies (to-die-for!!!) sitting in the kitchen! They're super easy to make and the icing is divine, but you might want to make a little extra (icing) as there never seems to be quite enough. Let's get to the good part!

Orange Cookies:
2/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup orange juice
2 T. grated orange rind
2 cups flour
1/2 t. baking powder

Orange Butter Icing:
2 1/2 T. butter, softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 T. orange juice
2 T. grated orange rind

 Start by grating your orange peel. Set this aside.

 Mix the soft butter, sugar, and egg together.

 Stir in orange juice and rind. (I know it looks awful! Yes, that's supposed to happen..)

 Mix in the flour, soda, salt, and baking powder.

 Drop rounded dollops on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400* for 8-10 minutes.

 Meanwhile, let's make our frosting, shall we?
Mix the soft butter, juice, and rind together.

 Add the powdered sugar and stir well!

 Cool the cookies and then frost them. You won't want a lot of frosting on them, about a tablespoon or so.

Keep in an air-tight container and enjoy!

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