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Orange cookie with orange frosting

Angela Creighton

Serves/Makes:3 dozen

  • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sour cream
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 5 cups (1175 ml) flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) orange rind
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) confectioners' sugar
  • Cream sugar and shortening.
  • Add eggs and stir.
  • Stir in sour cream and 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir well.
  • Add 3/4 cup (175 ml) orange juice concentrate and 2 tbsp (30 ml) orange rind.
  • Drop onto greased cookie sheets by tspfuls.
  • Bake at 375 degrees (200 C.) F for about 10 minutes.
  • Frost cookies when they are cool.
  • To make frosting, mix the remaining ingredients together.

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