Orange Icebox Cookies

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READY IN: 24hrs 10mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1
    tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 34
    cups flour
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 3
    drops red food coloring
  • 3
    drops yellow food coloring
  • ICING
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons orange juice
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DIRECTIONS

  • in large bowl, cream butter and sugar.add egg and orange rind.mix well.
  • sift together flour, salt and baking soda.
  • add to creamed mixture --
  • on a floured surface, knead dough till smooth --
  • shape into 2 rolls about 1 1/2" in diameter.and flatten tops to make an oval shape.
  • wrap in waxed paper and chill overnight.in refrigerator.
  • preheat oven to 375* --
  • grease and flour a cookie sheet.
  • add food coloring to 1/4 cup granulated sugar.
  • to make desired orange color.
  • roll dough in colored sugar and slice 1/4" thick.
  • arrange on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • to prepare ICING:.
  • mix powdered sugar and orange juice.
  • brush cookies with icing --
  • let cool.
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