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Grandma's Orange Cookies


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  • Icing:
  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, separated
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 5 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Juice and Peel of 2 Medium Navel Oranges
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Tbs. Butter
  • 1 Tbs. Grated Orange Peel



Step 1

In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add alternately with orange juice and peel to creamed mixture. Add egg whites and beat until smooth. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. For icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost cookies when cooled.

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