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These are great during the fall season (or anytime!) These cookies are very moist and cake-like. Very yummy! I got this recipe from a forum on celiac.com. You can either make them gluten free or not.
- Mix together the sugar and shortening (or butter).
- Add the remaining ingredients (minus the icing) and blend until smooth.
- Spoon onto a nonstick baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool completely before icing.
As I made this recipe, I questioned the amount of baking powder it called for. I should have followed my instincts and reduced it at least by half. The cookies blew up to the size of 1/2 a baseball and then shrank as they cooled to resemble a large, orange prune! They tasted ok, but with the way they presented, I could not bring them to a luncheon as I planned.