Saturday, March 17, 2012

Orange Cookies

1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. butter-flavored shortening
1 egg
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

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