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"A delicious soft, cake-like citrus cookie typically made at Christmas time. Goes great with a cup of tea!"


40 m servings 79 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 79 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and orange juice. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda; stir into the orange mixture. The consistency will be thick and sticky. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Cool on wire racks.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and milk until smooth. Dip the tops of cooled cookies into the icing, then into sprinkles. Let stand until set.
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  1. 9 Ratings


My Aunt who has since passed away would make these cookies, but she never gave out the recipe. These were very close to hers. I used 1/2 cup of orange juice which gave the dough more flavor. ...

I did not like this version as much as the traditional Anginettes with a lemon flavoring to them. I suggest a few changes that will absolutly blow you away!YOu can always cut recipe in half if y...

Thank you for this awesome recipe. These taste very similar to the lemon drop cookies I buy from Italian-American bakeries in my community. I altered the icing recipe to have orange essence, lim...

Tryed these out for X-Mas but they didn't turn out so well. I think that instead of the froasting that's used for this, it should have been a butter-sugar-cream frosting instead. This recipe has...

Easy to make. Add nice color to a tin of gift-cookies. I made the dough balls fairly small to keep them bite size so I had to almost triple the frosting amount. Next time I will use the juice...

I have made this cookie with my family my whole life. This is a traditional Italian Christmas cookie. It does not need altering as past posters have suggested. This is the way it is supposed to ...

Tasty little orange cookie... I added lime and orange peel to the glaze

Delicious! Great recipe and not too sweet - just what I was hoping for. Thanks for sharing!