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"This recipe has been handed down 3 generations and modified for a softer texture. Christmas is not the same without them in our family. Feel free to cut this recipe in half. We also freeze these with no problems at all."
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30 m servings 93 cals
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Original recipe yields 144 servings



  • Calories:
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla, orange extract, orange zest, orange juice concentrate and heavy cream until very well blended. Stir in the baking powder and salt. Gradually mix in enough flour to form a soft but firm dough.
  2. Heat 2 inches of oil in a deep cast iron skillet or electric skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into 3x2 inch squares and make a slit in the middle of each one.
  3. Fry on each side in the hot oil until golden brown. Add more oil to the skillet as needed. When cooled dust cookies with confectioners' sugar.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.



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