This is a wonderfully different crispy sugar cookie. This cookie can be made as a cut out or a refrigerator cookie. This cookie is also wonderful when dipped in melted chocolate.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • in a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Add egg yolks, vanilla, orange extract, and orange zest. Cream well. Sift together the flour, cornmeal, and salt, and stir into the creamed mixture. Refrigerate dough until firm. For refrigerator cookies, roll dough into logs before refrigerating.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Roll out cookie dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheets. For refrigerator cookies, slice logs into 1/4 inch slices. Sprinkle cookies with sugar and ground nutmeg. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown. Remove cookies from pan to cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

261.2 calories; 2.4 g protein; 33.7 g carbohydrates; 59.8 mg cholesterol; 168.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2013
Superb.. I loved the texture of these, the taste... everything! I made a bunch of cookies to take in to work, but these are NOT leaving the house!! All mine Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2002
This recipe was a bit of a let down. The taste is okay but it's just not my kind of cookie. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2013
Superb.. I loved the texture of these, the taste... everything! I made a bunch of cookies to take in to work, but these are NOT leaving the house!! All mine Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2002
This recipe was a bit of a let down. The taste is okay but it's just not my kind of cookie. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2013
Superb.. I loved the texture of these, the taste... everything! I made a bunch of cookies to take in to work, but these are NOT leaving the house!! All mine Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2013
I used lemon zest and extract instead of orange. Delicious!!! Be sure to let them cool and harden a bit before removing from the pan! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
Very good easy to make. I did the refrig method. Loved the orange in it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2016
Made them today with raspberry filling on the half moon. They are very yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2019
These cookies are amazing. I have made them many times now. I love the crunch the cornmeal brings to them. If you want to try an adventurous version omit the orange zest and finely chop fresh rosemary to equal 1 tablespoon. So good if you are a rosemary fan. Very pretty too. Read More