Sunday, June 13, 2010

Orange Drop Cookies

Sorry M- I know you suggested Dreamsicle Cookies but that suggestion made us crave Orange Drop Cookies. So until we find a good recipe for Dreamsicles hopefully this delicious recipe keeps your tied over! :-)

2/3 C butter, softened
3/4 C sugar
1 egg
1/2 C orange juice
2 TBS grated orange peel  (about 2 large oranges)
2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt 
Orange Butter Cream  Frosting (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together the butter, sugar and eggs.

Zest the oranges, being careful to not get into the white part of the flesh.

Add the zest and orange juice to the butter mix and blend well.

 Add the flour, soda, powder and salt. Mix well until the dough is not too sticky.

Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and bake for 8-10 min. Remove to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting.

Orange Butter Cream Frosting
1/2 C butter
3-4 C powdered sugar
2 TBS orange juice (or more as needed)
1 TBS grated orange peel(about 1 large orange)

Cream the butter and 3 cups sugar at high speed. Add the orange juice and peel and beat until creamy. Add more powdered sugar or orange juice as needed to get a smooth spreading consistency.

Top the cookies with a generous dollop of frosting and enjoy. These cookies are even better the second day after the flavor has time to develop, but they are so good its unlikely they will last that long!

** Original recipe found at


cody said...

Mmmmm, I love me some orange cookies!!!

mally said...

these were great