Orange flavored spritz cookies. Try sandwiching them together with melted chocolate.

Barb
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Ingredients

42
Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream the shortening. Gradually add the sugar and the orange juice. Cream well. Beat in the egg and the orange rind.

  • Sift the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture a little at a time. Fill cookie press and form cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

91.3 calories; 0.9 g protein; 10.7 g carbohydrates; 4.4 mg cholesterol; 23.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I got snowed in this weekend so i spent it baking christmas cookies.. i ran out of butter on saturday and only had shortening left so i found this recipe and wow.. it is a keeper!! I made spritz cookies and the dough was sooooo delicious that i tried it for sugar cookie cutouts as well. They turned out great!! Thanks Barb this is a great recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
Made recipe exactly as described even used shortening though I prefer butter. Would not go through my spritzer very crumbly and dry. Had to roll into balls flatten and bake. Orange flavor was pleasant but texture was not. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I got snowed in this weekend so i spent it baking christmas cookies.. i ran out of butter on saturday and only had shortening left so i found this recipe and wow.. it is a keeper!! I made spritz cookies and the dough was sooooo delicious that i tried it for sugar cookie cutouts as well. They turned out great!! Thanks Barb this is a great recipe!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I got snowed in this weekend so i spent it baking christmas cookies.. i ran out of butter on saturday and only had shortening left so i found this recipe and wow.. it is a keeper!! I made spritz cookies and the dough was sooooo delicious that i tried it for sugar cookie cutouts as well. They turned out great!! Thanks Barb this is a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2003
It is a great recipe. Not a lot of flour taste(that's good) the orange flavor is a nice change nice and light and they would be great served with sherbet. I added more orange juice and a bit of water because I used a frosting bag and a large frosting tip. The taste is really good for stronger flavor you could try using orange flavoring(don't add too much!!) instead of orange juice. I also melted a bag of chocolate chips in a doubble boiler with 3-4 TBS. of shortning and after it was melted I used some dried mint leaves (from our own garden) chopped them up very fine in the food processor and then put them through a flour sifter and then added that to the melted chocolate and half dipped the cookies. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
Very good spritz cookies. I didn't have enough shortening so I used 2/3 cup shortening and 1/3 cup butter. They were still wonderful- also used 2 tsp of orange juice and one of orange flavoring since I didn't have orange zest- the orange flavor was still amazing- Now I'm off to dip them in chocolate! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
This recipe was great! Very easy and a nice hint of orange in it. We colored half the batch green and the other red then used the tree wreath and poinsettia (5-point star) molds. We also sprinkled some multi-colored sugar on the trees before baking for a nice extra touch. Would definitely make this one again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2005
These are pretty good. I had never made spritz cookies before and when I found my grandmother's old cookie press sitting in the kitchen cabinet unused I decided to give it a try. I baked the first batch for 10 minutes--they burned to a crisp! So I reduced the cooking time to about 6 minutes and they turned out a nice barely golden brown. Since I had a bit of trouble adapting to the press most of my cookies were not pretty enough to save for the Christmas platter but my family plans to eat them anyway. I doubled the amount of orange juice and zest and used butter-flavored crisco. You can really taste the orange. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
This is an excellent recipe- the cookies have just the right hint of orange flavor and a satisfying crispness. As I had never used a cookie press before the first attempts didn't work- I used baking paper and the dough didn't stick so the cookies wouldn't detach from the press. I rolled them into balls and flattened them and they were delicious. I will use this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
These were excellent! I used a mix of cake flour and all purpose sifted together as directed. They came out great. Mine were done after 8 minutes...I did burn a batch but they're still good burnt! My plastic gun worked okay just make sure to grease the plates. If you don't have a cookie press or gun roll them into 1" balls like for peanut butter cookies and press them down with a sugared glass or your hand. I chilled half the dough and they came out puffier than the non chilled cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
This recipe was wonderful! The orange flavor is very light; not too powerful. I only baked them for 8 minutes instead of 10 and they were melt-in-your-mouth perfect! Will definitely use this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2010
This is actually a very good recipe however I didn't have orange juice so I used lemon juice. I found the dough didn't have a very strong citrus flavor so I added one more tablespoon of lemon juice (2 total) and then 2 tbsp of lemon extract. This made the flavor much better but lemon flavored of course. Very much liked. If I had orange I would suspect you will need to add more juice and even extract if you have it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2010
Made recipe exactly as described even used shortening though I prefer butter. Would not go through my spritzer very crumbly and dry. Had to roll into balls flatten and bake. Orange flavor was pleasant but texture was not. Read More
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