Orange Cinnamon Crisps

"I made this easy cookie last night with my 3-year old DS and our 3 Year old little neighbor girl and they turned out awesome! They taste so Christmas-y!"
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Ready In:
3 Dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  • Beat 1 Cup Sugar, Shortening, Egg, Vanilla and Orange Zest.
  • Add Orange Juice.
  • Stir in Flour, Soda, and Salt.
  • Shape dough into walnut sized balls. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  • Dip balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass dipped in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until delicately browned.
  • ADDITIONALLY, I tried this over the weekend using lime juice and zest and rolled them in plain white sugar and they were out-of-this-world!

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  1. Very good. I only got 2 dozen out of this recipe and froze 1 dozen for Xmas. But will make again even if it's not Xmas.
  2. I thought these were yummy, like an orange snickerdoodle, but neither DH nor DD was crazy about them. I used orange sugar for a halloween theme.
  3. Although I had to make a couple of changes, these were wonderful cookies, and part of my cookie boxes mailed to friends and relatives. I had no shortening, so used margarine (and since it is salted, omitted the salt from the recipe). My test cookie didn't have quite enough spice taste for me, so I added 2 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t allspice to the batter. (My cinnamon may not have been fresh enough). Very good recipe, thank you very much! -K
  4. These are outstanding! I used 1/4 tsp salt instead of a half, but I can't imagine a half tsp. would be bad. Terrific flavor, crunchy, yummy stuff.
  5. Wow! These cookies are just wonderful! Perfect cinnamon-sugar flavour with a zesty orange taste that is just right - it doesn't overpower the cookie! I made this batch to make Christmas gift baskets, but I'll be making another for myself!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe :o)



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