August 04, 2005

Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinaaahhhhhh!!!

These are yummy cakey cookies, perfect for summertime treats and special enough for those times when you want to impress.

Iced Orange Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
¾ cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 Tbsp grated orange zest (see note below)

½ tsp grated orange zest
2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1½ cups confectioners sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  1. Cream together the sugar and shortening, add eggs and stir. Add sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla, stir and set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add little by little to the creamed mixture and stir well.
  3. Add ¾ cup orange juice concentrate and the the 2 Tbsp orange zest. Mix well.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove to a rack, and while they cool, make the icing.


Mix together the grated orange zest, thawed OJ concentrate, vanilla, melted butter and confectioners sugar to a smooth spreading consistency.

After icing, let the cookies sit for several hours until the icing sets.

Note: I've found that two medium oranges provide enough zest for a light and delicate flavor. If you use extra it'll boost the taste nicely.

Posted by Ted at August 4, 2005 04:52 AM | TrackBack
Category: Recipes
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