I usually make these bite-size cookies at Christmastime, when oranges in Florida are plentiful. Every time I sniff their wonderful aroma, I remember my grandmother, who shared the recipe.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
33
Yield:
33 servings
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Ingredients

33
Original recipe yields 33 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and peel. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.

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  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  • In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 21.2g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 13.1mg; sodium 61.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
This is the exact same recipe that I have from my Great Grandmother. I don't know if it is the nostalgia or the actual cookie, but my family goes crazy for these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2008
Perhaps you have to have grown up on these but I was THRILLED to find this recipe. My mom used to make these and she's been gone for 16 years...I was trying to make some different cookies for an Easter tray and I remembered these. They are so great. I did sift the flour because I recalled that she always did. I think they are perfect. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/10/2007
The glaze was good, but there is something not right about the cookie itself. Maybe too much flour? I won't make these again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2011
These were easy to make, and I thought they were OK, just didn't knock my socks off like I hoped. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
Very delicious recipe and super easy! I will definitely keep this in my recipe box and make them each year for the holidays - adds a nice light orange color to your cookie plate! Read More
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