Orange Float Cookies

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Divinemom5

A shortbread cookie,with a creamy orange filling. Very refreshing.

Top Review by Lady of shallot

This is a lovely sandwich cookie that went like hotcakes at a recent sale. I rolled the edges in orange sugar for a more elegant look. Everyone wanted the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 cup heavy cream
  • 12 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 14 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 drops orange food coloring
  • powdered sugar (for dusting board)
  • Filling

  • 34 cup powdered sugar (more if needed)
  • 14 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 drops orange food coloring
  • 14 teaspoon heavy cream (more if needed)


  1. Cream butter, add flour.
  2. Stir in cream, orange extract, mix well, until dough holds together.
  3. Roll dough out thinly on board dusted with powdered sugar.
  4. Cut with 1 1/2 to 2-inch cookie cutter.
  5. Bake at 400° for 8-9 minutes.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack.
  7. For filling: Combine all filling ingredients. Add more powdered sugar, or cream, as necessary to make spreadable filling.
  8. Spread filling on cookies, top with another cookie.

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