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Orange Drop Cookies III Recipe

Orange Drop Cookies III

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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).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the milk, orange juice and orange zest. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges turn golden. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2009

I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about. I used 3 oranges worth of zest and thought they tasted just the right amount of orangy. Be careful when you put them on the cookie sheet, they balloon out pretty big.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2004

These cookies are VERY cake-like and spongy. They are also VERY bland. I even added an extra Tbs. of orange zest and doubled the orange juice. Maybe with some orange icing they would taste better. The tops of the cookies will not get brown, so don't bake them much past their bake time.

 

6 Ratings

Dec 02, 2010

I made these with butter instead of shortening, a half a cup of orange juice and added cranberries. They turned out very spongy, so my husband said they would make better muffins. I think they have a nice flavor, but aren't very good as cookies.I went ahead and tried making them as muffins and they were so much better! They rose well, cooked all the way through and were slightly crisp on the bottom.

 
May 29, 2008

This is an old recipe my grandmother made for mother when she was a girl. Now I get to bake them for her. I agree they are very "cakey" and bland. I've bumped the zest up to 5 T and no real effect. It's a must to frost them w/ an orange frosting. I use 2 C powder sugar, 2 T orange juice concentrate, 2 T zest and 2 T butter. It really adds flavor. But I still don't care for them. Stef

 
Dec 01, 2006

I was sorry that I did not pay attention to the previous ratings. Cookies were tasteless except maybe too much soda flavor.

 
Oct 29, 2006

I agree these are not very orangy and were cake-like, though this didn't necessarily bother me. There just wasn't much to them. My brother said they tasted like sawdust, but someone else I gave some to thought they were OK. I agree with "OK." I made these a while ago and IIRC, this made more like 4+ dozen.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

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

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