Pucker Up Orange Zesty Cookies

 I'm sending in cookies to a friend who has been laid up for a few weeks so was busy all afternoon baking these:

Pucker Up Orange Zesty Cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2- 3 fresh oranges to make 2 1/2  tablespoons orange zest and 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

After all cookies the cookies were baked I made the glaze.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and orange zest with your fingers until the sugar is saturated with the zest. (so yummy!) Cream the butter and orange zested sugar together then add egg and orange juice. Blend completely.  Slowly add the dry ingredients until mixed. 

Roll dough into smooth round balls. Bake at 350 degrees for about 11-13 minutes or until very lightly golden on the bottoms. Don’t over bake!  You don't want to dry them out.  

After the cookies are all baked it's time to make the zest
                                                 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
                                                 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
                                                 Drizzle in fresh orange juice as needed.

Mix the confectioners’ sugar, orange zest and enough orange juice to get a thin frosting consistency.  Frost the tops of the cookies and let set.  The frosting will harden slightly so you can stack them. 

They look pretty enough for a tea party!


Hi Jeanne,

Oh my the cookies look and sound so yummy! I'm going to copy your recipe. I'm always looking for new cookies for the holidays :)

ooohhhh another yummy post! bookmarking your recipe :)
Wendy said…
I am definitely making these.... Even though my thighs are begging me not to. My mouth is watering right now, lol. :)

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