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Fresh Orange Cookies

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Fresh Orange Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 72
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Get that fresh, bright, citrusy taste you love—in cookie form! Iced orange cookies are the perfect sweet snack or after-dinner delight. They also make great housewarming gifts or unique orange Christmas cookies for your dessert platter. This Fresh Orange Cookies recipe makes a great big batch, so you'll have plenty to share. Opt for freshly squeezed orange juice and freshly grated orange peel to really bring out the flavor in your orange cookies.
Updated Nov 12, 2021

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange peel

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine sugar and 1 cup margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and eggs; blend well. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2
    Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, blend all frosting ingredients until smooth, adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Frost warm cookies.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Grating the peel from an orange is easier when the orange is whole, so grate first, then squeeze out the juice.
  • tip 2
    For best results, bake cookies on middle oven rack, one sheet at a time. Allow cookie sheet to cool completely in between batches. Otherwise, cookies will spread too much.
  • tip 3
    The best way to measure flour is to first stir the flour a bit before spooning into the measuring cup. Fill until heaping and then sweep the excess off the top with the flat edge of a butter knife.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 4g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 13g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Packed with citrusy orange peel and orange juice, these fresh orange cookies are the real deal. This recipe yields a whopping 72 servings, which means you can get all your favorite citrus flavor and then some! A little zest goes a long way—grating the orange peel releases concentrated oils that are in the fruit’s skin, so having a few tablespoons in the dough and even more in the frosting will give you some serious orange flavor. Use a microplane grater, box grater or vegetable peeler to grate the peel easily. Making cookies from scratch for the first time? We’ve got the tips and tricks to make your new favorite cookie. Or, you can browse our many cookie recipes for inspiration.
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