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    Russian Orange Drop Cookies

    Russian Orange Drop Cookies. Photo by Crafty Lady 13

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    25 mins

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    Crafty Lady 13's Note:

    This is a "cakey" cookie recipe that I found years ago in an old cookbook that I bought at a garage sale. According to the book, these are traditional cookies served in Russia for the Christmas holiday.

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    For the icing


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookies sheets.
    2. 2
      Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir 1/2 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange zest into the flour mixture.
    3. 3
      Cream shortening and sugar together. Mix egg into the sugar mixture thoroughly. Slowly blend flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
    4. 4
      Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Make the icing: Mix confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons butter together until smooth. Pour 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange zest into the sugar and butter mixture, mix well. When the cookies have cooled, spread the icing generously over the tops of the cookies.
    6. 6
      Tip: I often use fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh orange zest. When using fresh orange zest, I usually double the amount to 2 teaspoons.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 28, 2008


      I really liked these! the icing complements well, and they are a very light and delicate feeling cookie. They're not too heavy, which I really liked for my summer fishing trip. Everyone liked them, they are a such a pretty color and I will be making these again soon. The only thing I did different was flatten them a bit before baking, they turned out very lovely. I used one large orange for the fresh juice and zest. Thanks for posting CL! :)

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    • on June 18, 2008


      Delicious! I made half a batch because I try not to have too many goodies lying around and it's a good (or bad?) thing I did. These are great. Definite danger of eating the whole batch! lol. I did add a little water to the icing because as stiff as mine had turned out it wouldn't have spread on these semi-delicate cookies. Thanks for the yummy treat! Reviewed for ZWT4.

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    • on December 12, 2007


      Decided to try some new recipes for x-mas cookies and really liked how these turned out - loved the citrus taste and of course the yummy icing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Russian Orange Drop Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (28 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 110.6
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 7.5 mg
    Sodium 61.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 11.0 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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