Orange Peel Cookies

Orange Peel Cookies

10 Reviews 2 Pics
Tina Brobst
Recipe by  Tina Brobst

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

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  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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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 for fall. We did use an orange glaze to frost from the Cranberry Orange Cookie recipe.



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 everything except the orange, used olive oil instead of shortening and cinnamon + cloves because I ran out of vanilla. Next time I will try with vanilla as well. Thanks for the recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 274 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 38.8 g
  • 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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