Orange Drop Cookies II

Orange Drop Cookies II


"These are from my Russian heritage and we use them for a Christmas treat."


servings 221 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir 1/2 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon rind into the flour mixture.
  3. Cream shortening and white sugar together. Mix egg into the sugar mixture thoroughly. Slowly blend flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Make the icing: Mix confectioner's sugar and 2 tablespoons butter together until smooth. Pour 2 tablespoons orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange rind into the sugar and butter mixture, mix well. When the cookies have cooled spread the icing generously over the tops of the cookies.
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  1. 94 Ratings


After reading other reviews about how the cookies spread out strangely, I made the dough into small balls and cooked them in batches of 6 as I tested sizes, I made the balls of dough slightly bi...

After reading other reviews that stated that the cookies would run all over the cookie pan I decided to make a few changes to mine. In my cookies I added a half-a-cup more flour, refrigerated th...

I added 1 tsp of orange extract to the batter which gave it more orange flavor. Also, keep in mind that if you substitute butter or margarine for the shortening, it will "melt" differently than...

These cookies were a great addition to my Christmas assortment. The frosting is the perfect combination of sweet & tart! They're a little unusual but highly recommended.

I used to make these all the time and couldn't find my cookbook with my tried and true recipe. So glad I found this one! I did add an extra half cup of flour due to other reviews. Cookies came o...

This recipe is fabulous! Very easy and tastes wonderful!! Highly recommend.

These cookies are great! I tried making them with orange pineapple juice and they came out very delicious.

These cookies are very good! I made half batch like suggested, then with the second half I added some chocolate chips. Both ways are awesome! However, these cookies do run all over the pan so ne...

The cookies came out tasty. They're soft inside - like little orange cakes in a cookie crust. I made them with margarine, not having shortening, and fearing that they would spread out too much ...