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Orange Drop Cookies II Recipe

Orange Drop Cookies II

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"These are from my Russian heritage and we use them for a Christmas treat."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir 1/2 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon rind into the flour mixture.
  3. Cream shortening and white sugar together. Mix egg into the sugar mixture thoroughly. Slowly blend flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Make the icing: Mix confectioner's sugar and 2 tablespoons butter together until smooth. Pour 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange rind into the sugar and butter mixture, mix well. When the cookies have cooled spread the icing generously over the tops of the cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2007

After reading other reviews about how the cookies spread out strangely, I made the dough into small balls and cooked them in batches of 6 as I tested sizes, I made the balls of dough slightly bigger until they were at a decent size and I could start with larger batches. My husband took them to work for his coworkers (along with Mrs. Siggs Snickerdoodles) and they were an absolute hit. They were thick and moist as some reviewers complained (personally I rather liked it, it was a nice change from the other Christmas cookies I made this year), but the frosting was a very nice touch (and very pretty as well!). I also followed another reviewer's advice and did not mix the zest in with the frosting but sprinkled it on after I had frosted the cookies: it made a very pretty and colorful presentation. I will definitely be making these again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 08, 2009

These are good but not the best. It didn't need the frosting.

 

92 Ratings

Dec 19, 2006

After reading other reviews that stated that the cookies would run all over the cookie pan I decided to make a few changes to mine. In my cookies I added a half-a-cup more flour, refrigerated the dough overnight (just like a sugar cookie) and then baked them in a greased muffin pan. They came out looking just like the Allrecipes picture above. Just make sure you don't put too much dough in each muffin tin or they will come out more like short muffins than like a cookie (since they are cake-like).

 
Jan 25, 2011

I added 1 tsp of orange extract to the batter which gave it more orange flavor. Also, keep in mind that if you substitute butter or margarine for the shortening, it will "melt" differently than if you use shortening. I used shortening and they came out fine.

 
Nov 19, 2002

These cookies were a great addition to my Christmas assortment. The frosting is the perfect combination of sweet & tart! They're a little unusual but highly recommended.

 
Jan 31, 2008

I used to make these all the time and couldn't find my cookbook with my tried and true recipe. So glad I found this one! I did add an extra half cup of flour due to other reviews. Cookies came out perfect and the icing is awesome. Next time I'll be sure and double the recipe. I highly recommend this one!

 
Dec 18, 2003

This recipe is fabulous! Very easy and tastes wonderful!! Highly recommend.

 
Sep 11, 2004

These cookies are great! I tried making them with orange pineapple juice and they came out very delicious.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

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

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