Orange Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ellie_

Recipe source: Bon Appetit (September 1981)

Top Review by Raumltsel Feinschme

I followed the recipe with the addition of 1 tsp orange extract for the dough for a bit more aroma and flavor. I added 1tbsp of orange juice to the powdered sugar to make it a bit easier to blend, and to also give it a nice orangey color. Excellent recipe, will be making time and time again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Grease baking sheets.
  3. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together until light.
  4. Stir in eggs, juice from orange and grated rind from orange.
  5. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda to combine.
  6. Stir in nuts, if using.
  7. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
  9. Cool on rack while making icing.
  10. To make icing blend the remaining ingredients together (powdered sugar - orange peel) until smooth and then swirl icing over cookies, covering cookies completely.

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