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Orange Drop Cookies I Recipe

Orange Drop Cookies I

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"This recipe is from my great grandmother. I entered these in our County Fair. There were over 60 entries in the drop cookie category. I received 2nd place. Pretty darn good, huh? My great grandmother would have been so proud. You can make sour milk by combining 1/2 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar and allow to set 10 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together 3 teaspoons baking powder and 3 1/4 cups flour.
  3. Beat together brown sugar and shortening then add eggs, orange rind and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture, alternating the flour mixture and sour milk until all is blended. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool and frost cookies.
  5. To Make Frosting: Mix together powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon butter and enough orange juice mixed in to make it able to spread over cooled cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 31, 2008

These cookies had a great orange flavor, not too strong and not too subtle. I used half butter, half shortening and the texture was soft, but not crumbly. Also, I drizzled chocolate on top of the glaze which went with the orange flavor perfectly and made the cookies look pretty too!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 28, 2010

The cookies were either too thin or after freezing the batter too cakey, it definetely didn't need all the flour and could have used some more egg yolks or something

 

20 Ratings

Dec 13, 2007

excellent cookies...almost scone like in texture..love the flavour added just a touch of extra pulp OJ to the batter. I also used butter instead of shortening as they were for xmas... nothing but the best at xmas time!

 
Jan 21, 2005

Delightful orange flavor, solid texture (firm, dry but not crumbly, nicely balanced by icing) -- everyone loved these, and they made the house smell great all day! I make my drop cookies on the small side so this recipe made 6 dozen.

 
Feb 16, 2008

I never use shortening, so I substituted with margerine instead. The orange flavor gives it a gourmet taste. Everyone enjoyed these cookies, but I thought that the icing was a bit too sweet (I usually don't like things very sweet), otherwise a great cookie.

 
Jan 13, 2007

Yummy cookie!! I did change the icinge recipe. I added orange zest to the frositing as well as the cookie. This helped to give the frosting more citrus flavor. Also, I used a brush to spread the frosting on the cookies. Finish each cookie with a sprinkle of orange zest on top.

 
Feb 22, 2005

I would have to agree with the other post, these cookies are very good. Delightful indeed. :-)

 
Dec 16, 2010

This is a great cookie recipe - just like those my mom made using her old Rumsford Baking Powder cookbook.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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