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Orange Delight Cookies


Want to make these orange cookies even more refreshing? Use fresh oranges straight from the orange tree!

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons orange juice (I used closer to 2 1/2 tablespoons)


Servings 12
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 50mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and slat into a medium bowl and set aside.

In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg and orange zest and mix until combined. Add flour mixture and orange juice in three additions, alternation between the flour mixture and the juice.

Drop tablespoons of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet at least 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on wire racks for at least 30 minutes before frosting.

In a stand miner, cream butter and sugar at medium speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add orange zest and juice, and mix until smooth. Frost cooled cookies using a mini rubber spatula.

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