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5 from 2 votes

Orange Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 dozen
Author: [email protected] few Short Cuts


  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 oranges grated and juiced
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vinegar


  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • juice and rind of 1 orange


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grate orange rinds to get zest. You will want the zest of all 3 oranges. After you have grated cut open and juice the oranges.
  • Cream together butter and sugar; add eggs, juice and grated rind of oranges. Mix thoroughly.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • In a small bowl, mix together milk and vinegar or use buttermilk.
  • Alternate adding milk and dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minute or until light brown. Ice cookies while warmIcing
  • Whisk together to make icing for orange cookies. Drizzle over cookies, or dip cookies into icing while still warm.

Gluten Free

  • Substitute a gluten free flour mix. You can also half the recipe if you would like.

Dairy Free

  • Use dairy free milk and margarine of your choice.