Orange Peel Cookies

Orange Peel Cookies


"This recipe was handed down from my great grandmother. These cookies go great with tea."


servings 274 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 157 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Combine the shortening and the sugar and mix until light. Stir in the vanilla, milk and ground orange. Add the flour, baking powder, and the baking soda. Mix until combined. Let dough sit for 15 minutes then drop teaspoon sized drops onto greased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for about 7 to 10 minutes or until done.
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  1. 12 Ratings


Honestly one of the best cookies I've ever made (and I've made a lot!). Would be excellent with dried cranberries or maybe even chocolate chips.

A nice fresh cake cookie, but after baking 1st batch I added some nuts. May try part shortening & part marg next time. This recipe makes a lot more than 3 doz. Will try putting cranberries in fo...

These were very good! And easy to make, it takes just a few minutes to mix everything. The whole orange is an awesome idea, gives the cookies an interesting, more original taste. I halved everyt...

I tried this recipe because it sounded so different. But unfortunately we didn't love it. Too cakey. Not orangey enough. And didn't seem to set up well enough without over baking. Sorry! Th...

I use to make these cookies with my mom but lost the recipe! Thank goodness this was posted it is exact and soooo good! My family loves it when I make these!

I like this recipe. I've made this a couple times and the yield is somewhere between 10-12 dozen cookies, dropping at teaspoon sizes on the baking sheet. I added sprinkles or colored sugar on t...

I made a small batch of these because I was convinced they would be too zesty. I was right. I made a second batch using 2 pureed oranges without the peel or pith and added 1 tablespoon of zes...

These cookies are so light and wonderful, just the right amount of orange flavor.

We loved it. Added 1 egg, 12 oz white chocolate chips, substituted almond milk for milk and butter for shortening. I adjusted the recipe for 5000 ft altitude by decreasing 1 1/2 tbs sugar, addi...