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I had shortening [leftover from making Empire Cookies] and orange juice [I bought it for the grandchildren’s visit]. We don’t drink juice and I try not to use shortening. But I would not have been comfortable throwing away food so I looked specifically for a recipe that used orange juice and shortening. I found this on Taste of Home. I packed the cookies in cookie tins between layers of parchment paper and put them in the freezer. Jim would take out two, and his sweet tooth was happy for the day. I believe they are all gone now. So are the dear grandchildren. What a wonderful time we had!  

Iced Orange Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
2-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in orange juice and peel.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart on prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies solidify before removing them to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth.
  • Spread icing over cooled cookies. 



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