Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I made this easy cookie last night with my 3-year old DS and our 3 Year old little neighbor girl and they turned out awesome! They taste so Christmas-y!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  2. Beat 1 Cup Sugar, Shortening, Egg, Vanilla and Orange Zest.
  3. Add Orange Juice.
  4. Stir in Flour, Soda, and Salt.
  5. Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Dip balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass dipped in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  8. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until delicately browned.
  9. ADDITIONALLY, I tried this over the weekend using lime juice and zest and rolled them in plain white sugar and they were out-of-this-world!


Most Helpful

Very good. I only got 2 dozen out of this recipe and froze 1 dozen for Xmas. But will make again even if it's not Xmas.

Barb in WNY December 03, 2007

I thought these were yummy, like an orange snickerdoodle, but neither DH nor DD was crazy about them. I used orange sugar for a halloween theme.

dicentra November 03, 2007

Although I had to make a couple of changes, these were wonderful cookies, and part of my cookie boxes mailed to friends and relatives. I had no shortening, so used margarine (and since it is salted, omitted the salt from the recipe). My test cookie didn't have quite enough spice taste for me, so I added 2 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t allspice to the batter. (My cinnamon may not have been fresh enough). Very good recipe, thank you very much! -K

Moonshadow22 December 19, 2006

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