Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Christmas is coming and everyone wants cookies and treats. I love these simple cookies that taste so festive and bright looking. They taste like a hot spiced tea, which is my favorite holiday drink.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat 1 cup sugar with the shortening, egg, vanilla and orange zest. Add the orange juice, flour, soda and salt and stir until well combined.
  3. Combine 1/3 cup sugar with 3 tbs cinnamon. Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Roll in cinnamon sugar and press onto prepared cookie sheets with a glass dipped in cinnamon sugar.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes until lightly golden.
Most Helpful

5 5

To die for. When combining the sugar and cinnamon, I rarely measure - I tend to like much more cinnamon than most. I tried these without the cinnamon and sugar on the outside and not quite great - good orange cookie. I chilled the dough before rolling them - I have found with cookies this makes it easier for me. I didn't use the glass to press-just my thunb. Soooo good.

5 5

yummy! they're so good. I used only 1/2 cup of sugar. We can really taste the orange in the cookies and the cinnamon around them. That's a great combination. Thanks Jess. Made for Please Review my Recipe

5 5

Well, I'm not sure if there'll be any still around when the 25th rolls around, but I'm working on that! You have A GREAT TASTING COOKIE HERE & a serious keeper-of-a-recipe! Easy to make & wonderful eating! Thanks much for posting it! [Tagged, made & reiewed as a PRESSIE in the Aus/NZ 12 Days of Christmas Recipe Swap]