Recipe by Diana B.
"These cookies are unique in both flavor and texture. Because they are made with powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar, they have a texture that just melts in your mouth. One of our family favorites!"
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cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups
sifted confectioners' sugar
grated orange zest
confectioners' sugar, for dusting
I made these using twice the amount of orange exract called for and it was delicious! I baked for 8-10 minutes. Any more than that and they can burn.
These are okay but rather forgettable. They won't be the first to disappear from your cookie tray and no one will be still talking about them 6 months later. They're basically a butter/sugar cookie, certainly not the best I've ever had, not quite sweet enough with a mildly mild citrus flavor (I made a lime variation), that are basically short on flavor - citrus, butter or otherwise - and I even used a tad more extract. I think a little salt and vanilla would have done wonders to make the flavors come alive - or maybe a glaze made of powdered sugar and juice. They're a very plain looking cookie too, which I could live with if the cookie itself was knock-out delicious.
crispy outside, and soft flaky center.
I did not sift the sugar, so that may be why my cookies came out rather crumbly. I also added some orange juice in place of orange zest. I really like the flavor of these cookies--citrus-y and not too sweet. With other modifications, perhaps, I will make again!
I followed the recipe exactly, and I have to say I wasn't wowed. These make decent butter cookies, but not very orangey. I would add more orange extract next time. They are really simple to make, going together really quick.
As others suggested, I double the orange extract to 2 t and also went a bit heavy on the grated orange zest. The cookies have a good flavor and are a nice break from the "old standards" cookies.
Made this for Christmas. Easy to make and soft, but I would have preferred a more orangey taste. I'm going to try it with more orange extract.
excellent little cookies! were loved by all. will definitely make again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Orange Meltaway Cookies
Serving Size: 1/45 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 45
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 38
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