Orange Marmalade Cookies Recipe -
Orange Marmalade Cookies Recipe

Orange Marmalade Cookies

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"These gourmet-style cookies are perfect for after dinner, parties or everyday occasions."

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Original recipe makes 60 cookies Change Servings


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, shortening and eggs; beat until well mixed. Add sour cream and marmalade; mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour or until cool.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Prepare frosting; in a medium mixing bowl, beat all frosting ingredients together, adding orange juice only as needed to make frosting spreadable. Set frosting aside.
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator. Using a teaspoon, drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  4. Frost each cooled cookie.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2010

These cookies were really good, with an almost creamy texture, and easy to make. But I gave them 4 starts instead of 5 because I wasn't crazy about the frosting. Try them plain - yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2010

These taste like sweet bisquits... I was so excited to make these but was really disappointed...


10 Ratings

Dec 07, 2009

These really taste just like orange marmalade. They are pretty quick and easy to make. I liked the flavor but I wished they looked a little prettier. Maybe if I took more time I could get them to come out nicer.

Jan 08, 2014

These soft-textured cookies were good, but not as loaded with flavor as I would have liked. I added some extra marmalade to the icing and in the future, I think I would add more to the cookie dough, as well as adding some orange extract to ramp up the flavor. They do spread out quite a bit, so be sure to leave enough space between them.

Apr 11, 2013

Easy to make! Taste excellent! I made my cookies all uniform with scooper. They cooked evenly and to perfection! Excellent recipe!

May 28, 2013

I rated 4 stars bc I made changes, but the cookie was very good! First off, I halved the recipe bc otherwise I would have had entirely too many cookies! I used homemade marmalade and added a bit extra so I could throw in a handful of oats (for texture). I opted not to frost them (gets messy with a 2 yr old). If I did frost them, I think I'd omit the sugar. My marmalade is pretty sweet on its own, and frosting would just put the cookie over the top. The yield was spot on for my small, rounded spoon full cookies. The result was a soft, pillowy cookie, more akin to a biscuit than a cake. Very addicting little things!

Sep 18, 2012

The texture was amaaaaazing. They were like tiny cakes! I give this recipe 5 stars for ease, texture, and flexibility. I can't get Smucker's here, and my marmalade was a bit bitter and also weak in flavor. I compensated by using extra marmalade. The cookies were very nice. They were not too sweet nor bitter, and the bitterness actually helped balance them out well. I made frosting, but I did not end up using it for these as I thought they were great by themselves. For a few batches, I sprinked a bit of turbinado sugar on top before baking to give them a crunchy top.

Mar 28, 2012

These are almost a cake cookie and it's key to keep them small so they cook fully. I started too big and at that high temperature the outsides would start to get too dark before the insides finished cooking. Very tasty. I used a lemon marmalade instead of the orange, and I added a tsp of culinary lemon oil to punch up the flavor. (You could use extract or zest to the same effect.) In my version I used lemon juice in the icing and it made a wonderful tangy-sweet icing.


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  • Calories
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

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

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