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These orange drop cookies were the highlight of the treat table at the Foxy Mama Baby Shower… So I did what any normal person would do and begged my co-hostess, Angie, if I could have her recipe to share on here. It’d be unfair not to.
Orange Drop Cookies
2/3 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
2 T. grated orange rind
2 1/3 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
DIRECTIONS- Mix the shortening, sugar, and egg. Mix in the orange juice and rind. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining (dry) ingredients and then gradually add to the rest of the batter. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
2 1/2 T. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 T. freshly squeezed orange juice
2 T. orange rind
DIRECTIONS- Whisk ingredients together and spread/drizzle on (cooled off) cookies.
Serve at a party or baby shower (or just after dinner).
Seriously, y’all- so yummy.
Amanda Turner says
What’s the T stand for in your list of ingredients. Is it Table or Teaspoon?
Tablespoon! I should clarify in the recipe, but it is tablespoon!
Do these freeze well with icing
Hey Cathy- I’ve never tried to freeze them. If you do, will you let me know?
Kay Griggs says
my mom made these in the 1950s. and YES they freeze well if not stacked upon each other (due to frosting)
Great tip! The frosting is kind of my favorite part- must preserve that! 😉
Laura Kapanka says
What kind of oranges did you use, picture looks like clementines.
We actually had all sorts of citrus/mandarins/tangerines growing in our yard in New Zealand, so those are the ones I used (and it worked). When I’ve made these in the past, I’ve used full sized oranges as well. It’s not a very picky recipe. 😉