These cookies are unique in both flavor and texture. Because they are made with powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar, they have a texture that just melts in your mouth. One of our family favorites!

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Ingredients

45
Original recipe yields 45 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). Line baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.

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  • Mix the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the butter and 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in orange extract, grated orange zest, and egg. Stir in the flour mixture, and blend well.

  • Drop teaspoon-sized portions of dough about 2 inches apart onto the parchment lined baking sheets. The cookies will spread out to about 1 1/2 inches when baked.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 14 minutes, until the cookies are light brown. Remove from the oven, and sift remaining confectioners' sugar onto the hot cookies. Allow to cool, and store in an airtight container.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

80.2 calories; 0.8 g protein; 9.9 g carbohydrates; 15 mg cholesterol; 58.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2010
I made these using twice the amount of orange exract called for and it was delicious! I baked for 8-10 minutes. Any more than that and they can burn. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
These are okay but rather forgettable. They won't be the first to disappear from your cookie tray and no one will be still talking about them 6 months later. They're basically a butter/sugar cookie certainly not the best I've ever had not quite sweet enough with a mildly mild citrus flavor (I made a lime variation) that are basically short on flavor - citrus butter or otherwise - and I even used a tad more extract. I think a little salt and vanilla would have done wonders to make the flavors come alive - or maybe a glaze made of powdered sugar and juice. They're a very plain looking cookie too which I could live with if the cookie itself was knock-out delicious. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2010
I made these using twice the amount of orange exract called for and it was delicious! I baked for 8-10 minutes. Any more than that and they can burn. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2010
I made these using twice the amount of orange exract called for and it was delicious! I baked for 8-10 minutes. Any more than that and they can burn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2009
crispy outside and soft flaky center. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
These are okay but rather forgettable. They won't be the first to disappear from your cookie tray and no one will be still talking about them 6 months later. They're basically a butter/sugar cookie certainly not the best I've ever had not quite sweet enough with a mildly mild citrus flavor (I made a lime variation) that are basically short on flavor - citrus butter or otherwise - and I even used a tad more extract. I think a little salt and vanilla would have done wonders to make the flavors come alive - or maybe a glaze made of powdered sugar and juice. They're a very plain looking cookie too which I could live with if the cookie itself was knock-out delicious. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2012
I did not sift the sugar so that may be why my cookies came out rather crumbly. I also added some orange juice in place of orange zest. I really like the flavor of these cookies--citrus-y and not too sweet. With other modifications perhaps I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/18/2009
I followed the recipe exactly and I have to say I wasn't wowed. These make decent butter cookies but not very orangey. I would add more orange extract next time. They are really simple to make going together really quick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
As others suggested I double the orange extract to 2 t and also went a bit heavy on the grated orange zest. The cookies have a good flavor and are a nice break from the "old standards" cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2009
Made this for Christmas. Easy to make and soft but I would have preferred a more orangey taste. I'm going to try it with more orange extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
excellent little cookies! were loved by all. will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2015
after reader the other reviews I added twice the amount of extract. They are soft tender and really do just melt in your mouth. I can't wait to try this recipe with some lemon or lime!!!! Read More
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