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Orange Cookies III

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Moist, almost cake like. Grandma used to make these for us. Depending on how"
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servings 224
Original recipe yields 36 servings (6 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the shortening, white sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy. Beat in the buttermilk, orange juice and grated orange zest.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir the flour into the shortening mixture and mix until combined. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes. While still warm spread with orange icing.
  5. To Make Orange Icing: Combine the butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar and orange juice concentrate and beat until smooth. Add more orange juice concentrate if necessary to reach the desired consistency.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 224 calories; 7.5 37.7 2.3 14 130 Full nutrition

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Wonderful cookies just as is. I really prefer this type of cookie made with buttermilk--and this is perfect. The dough is supposed to be like thick cake batter. I use a small (about 1/2 oz or...

The batter was just like a cake mix. I added about another 3/4 cup of flour but that left the cookies tasting floury. Not sure what went wrong but the only thing that saved them was the orange...

I added extra orange juice to the frosting, and a little orange food coloring and orange extract to both the frosting and cookies, they turned out great. I also put 1 tsp baking soda in mine ins...

My family begs me every holiday season for these cookies. The recipe is perfect as is aside from adding a little OJ to the icing so it spreads easier, plus i always add orange food coloring to ...