Orange Meltaway Cookies

Orange Meltaway Cookies

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Diana B.
Recipe by  Diana B.

“These cookies are unique in both flavor and texture. Because they are made with powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar, they have a texture that just melts in your mouth. One of our family favorites!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 140 small cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the butter and 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in orange extract, grated orange zest, and egg. Stir in the flour mixture, and blend well.
  3. Drop teaspoon-sized portions of dough about 2 inches apart onto the parchment lined baking sheets. The cookies will spread out to about 1 1/2 inches when baked.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 14 minutes, until the cookies are light brown. Remove from the oven, and sift remaining confectioners' sugar onto the hot cookies. Allow to cool, and store in an airtight container.

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Reviews (8)

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sammwolf
7

sammwolf

I made these using twice the amount of orange exract called for and it was delicious! I baked for 8-10 minutes. Any more than that and they can burn.

lacee101
7

lacee101

crispy outside, and soft flaky center.

naples34102
6

naples34102

These are okay but rather forgettable. They won't be the first to disappear from your cookie tray and no one will be still talking about them 6 months later. They're basically a butter/sugar cookie, certainly not the best I've ever had, not quite sweet enough with a mildly mild citrus flavor (I made a lime variation), that are basically short on flavor - citrus, butter or otherwise - and I even used a tad more extract. I think a little salt and vanilla would have done wonders to make the flavors come alive - or maybe a glaze made of powdered sugar and juice. They're a very plain looking cookie too, which I could live with if the cookie itself was knock-out delicious.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (45 total)

  • Calories
  • 80 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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