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Friday, December 24, 2010

Goode & Gooseberry Project: Frosted Orange Cookies

This yummy recipe intrigued me from the beginning of my Goode & Gooseberry Patch Project.

I KNEW right away that it was going to be in my Christmas baking plans.

Truth be told, I haven't got around to all those plans... ya see I wasn't planning on having my entire kitchen ripped up...

Long story...

It starts with a naughty fridge that had been secretly leaking for like ages... and ends with cardboard covered floors and a scheduled repair (and much-sooner-than-expected renovation) for next week. Now if you look at your handy dandy calendar you will see that the scheduled repair is AFTER the holidays... and that is my excuse for not baking as much as I wanted (but--truth be told--wayyy more than I needed ;) and I am sticking to it.

Anyhoo-- back to the cookies.

Grab 2 navel oranges

And zest those babies with a microplane into a blender.

Then peel and quarter the oranges and toss them in to--sans peels.

Blend until smooth.

Measure out 3/4 cup and set aside.

Now mix 1/2 cup of butter flavored shortening

with 1 cup of sugar

Now add 1/2 cup milk

and 6 T of the orange mixture

Meanwhile mix your dry goods... flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt

Gradually mix in the flour mixture with the shortening.

Drop teaspoonfuls onto a lined or greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack...

Meanwhile, whip up your icing. Melt 1 T Butter

Add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Toss in the remaining orange mixture

Blend up the icing

Now frost them cookies!



Merry Christmas!!!

1 GOODe Thoughts:

I can hardly wait to make these. I absolutely LOVE orange cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

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