Orange Drop Cookies I
This recipe is from my great grandmother. I entered these in our County Fair. There were over 60 entries in the drop cookie category. I received 2nd place. Pretty darn good, huh? My great grandmother would have been so proud. You can make sour milk by combining 1/2 cup of milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar and allow to set 10 minutes.
- Serves: 3 persons
- 1½ cups packed brown sugar
- 1cup butter flavored shortening
- 1tablespoon orange zest
- ½cup sour milk
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3teaspoons baking powder
- 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1cup confectioners' sugar
- 1teaspoon butter
- 3tablespoons orange juice
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Step 2In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together 3 teaspoons baking powder and 3 1/4 cups flour.
Step 3Beat together brown sugar and shortening then add eggs, orange rind and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture, alternating the flour mixture and sour milk until all is blended. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto cookie sheets.
Step 4Bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool and frost cookies.
Step 5To Make Frosting: Mix together powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon butter and enough orange juice mixed in to make it able to spread over cooled cookies.