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Orange Cookies

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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • zest of 4-5 oranges
  • 1 pound powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cream shortening, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Sift flour, baking soda and powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet, alternating with 1 cup of buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Add 1/2 cup of orange juice and half of orange zest. Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
  • For glaze, begin with remaining orange juice and zest in mixing bowl. On low speed, add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments until it reaches desired thickness.
  • Glaze cookies while still warm. Let glaze dry.

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