Delicious cake-like cookies with orange frosting.

Cathy

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
11 mins
additional:
19 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine, sugar and sour cream until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 3 tablespoons orange zest. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture alternately with 2/3 cup orange juice. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. In a small bowl, stir together the melted margarine, confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Mix remaining orange juice in 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Spread over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 13.4g 4% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 6.6mg 2% DV; sodium 79mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
These are wonderful! I’ve made them twice, the first time as stated and watched as my roommates devoured them. And the second time just today but this time instead I substituted lemon juice and zest for all things orange, at the request of one of my roommates, absolutely delicious as lemon drop cookies too! Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2006
These were pretty good at first. But they got kind of soggy. I also had a terrible time getting the frosting to be the right consistency. I had to add a lot more powdered sugar. Read More
(7)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2008
These are wonderful! I’ve made them twice, the first time as stated and watched as my roommates devoured them. And the second time just today but this time instead I substituted lemon juice and zest for all things orange, at the request of one of my roommates, absolutely delicious as lemon drop cookies too! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
That was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I used butter in both cases instead of margarine. Perfect result. Cakey, and soft cookie. I sanwiched the icing between two cookies, and felt that something was missing, so I dipped half of the whole into melted chocolate glaze. Perfect combination of flavors! You can't go wrong with orange and chocolate! Thanks for the recipe, pretty and delish! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2008
Very easy and quite good. I was a little concerned when I was mixing the batter since the consistency was a little gooey but it was great in the end. the sour cream really makes the cookies light and fluffy. Next time I make these I will use a bigger bowl to mix in medium was too small. the dough spattered when I mixed all the flour (one cup at a time) in. The icing was easier to work with once it cooled down and became thicker. I will add a little more orange peel zest to the icing next time just for a stronger flavor. Otherwise this recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
These were a hit at my party. The recipe certainly made plenty. Instead of dropping them by the spoofulls I pipped them out into small little rosettes and used the icing to sandwich 2 of the cookies together. These freeze very well and are very tasty. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2007
If you enjoy soft cookies you will LOVE these.I made the folloiwng changes; butter instead of margarine and I doubled the frosting! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2010
This is a very good cookie and a versatile base for variations. I have done a lemon version (excellent) and today a cranberry-orange version. I added a large handful of dried cranberries that I ran through the food chopper. Tasty!! Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2006
Delish! Co-workers were ridiculously enthusiastic. Wish I'd doubled the frosting though. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
I was looking for a good orange cookie recipe and I found a great one! Make sure you use a zester for the orange zest. If you grate it the cookies won't be nearly as good. This recipe makes a lot so store them in the freezer with waxed paper between layers. They freeze and thaw well. They are a little bit of work but well worth it in my book. Yum! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
Just made these tonight. Delicious! They took 10 minutes in my oven, and instead of the recipe for the icing, I felt the cookie rich enough as I used butter, so I made a mixture of icing sugar and orange juice and brushed it over each cookie. So good. Great for young children as well. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2006
These were pretty good at first. But they got kind of soggy. I also had a terrible time getting the frosting to be the right consistency. I had to add a lot more powdered sugar. Read More
(7)
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