I am a 32 year old mom to two boys.I have a 8 year old son and a 4 year old son. I have been married for 9 years and I am a stay at home mom that loves to cook,bake, and blog and spend time with my family in any spare time that we get in our busy lives.
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. butter-flavored shortening
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. thawed orange juice concentrate
1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
1 tsp. grated orange zest
4 Tbsp. thawed orange juice concentrate
1/2 c. softened butter
3 c. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375.
1.In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
2.In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a mixer, combine the white sugar and shortening. Beat until well-combined. Add the egg and beat well, then add the sour cream and vanilla and beat for about 1 minute or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and beat until combined. Add the orange juice concentrate and orange rind and mix well.
3.Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough by the tablespoon onto a lined, un-greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set and just starting to turn golden brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
4.For the frosting, combine the frosting ingredients with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Pipe or spread over the cooled cookies.
Yield: Approximately 36 cookies.
* These were pretty good I think that they tasted better on day two after they set and the orange flavor really came out. They are a good light cookie that reminds you of spring and warm weather I give them a 4