Beth's Orange Cookies

Beth's Orange Cookies


"These soft, frosted orange cookies are another one of my own recipes. Serve these at your next tea or luncheon party and watch them disappear!!"


servings 109 cals
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Original recipe yields 72 servings



  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream white sugar and shortening; add eggs and stir. Add sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir and set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add little by little to the creamed mixture and stir well. Add 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate, and 2 tablespoons orange zest. Drop onto greased cookie sheets by teaspoonfuls.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 10 minutes. Frost cookies when they are cool.
  3. To Make Frosting: Mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 2 Tablespoons of the thawed orange juice concentrate, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 4 Tablespoons of melted butter, 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar or enough to make frosting of spreading consistency.
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  1. 122 Ratings


I've made this recipe several times now and have never left a review much to my embarrassment. THESE ARE FABULOUS and can be made as-is, with the exception of doubling the frosting recipe (we li...

I love this recipe and I love Beth Sigworth. When I finish rating this cookie, I'm going to search the site to see if I've missed any of her recipes. Every one that I've tried has been fabulo...

Excellent, soft orange cookie. I used fresh orange zest for maximum orange flavor. I also used an orange-flavored cream cheese icing rather than the glaze; I love the richness of the cream che...