Almond Orange Cookies

Recipe by Crafty Lady 13
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenhet.
  • Whisk the shortening in a large bowl until light and aerated. Use an electric mixer if possible.
  • Gradually beat in the granulated sugar.
  • Grate the rind of the orange onto a plate and squeeze juice into a cup. Be careful to remove any seeds from the juice.
  • Whisk the eggs, orange rind and orange juice into the shortening mixture and continue for 3 to minutes after combined.
  • Sift flour together with baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • Stir the flour mixture and almonds into the shortening mixture until it forms a dough.
  • Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out the dough until it's about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Use a round cookie cutter to cut out 36 round cookies and place them on baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F until golden.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool and firm on baking sheets for about 10 minutes.
  • Mix confectioner's sugar with cinnamon and sift this mixture evenly over the baked cookies as they cool.