Sunday, October 24, 2010
To be called orange cookies, the taste of orange turned out to be undetectable. They have the eggy taste of a poorly executed pound cake, except with a hint of cardboard flavor. Strike that, cardboard has MORE flavor than these cookies. I would have been okay with a subtle orange flavor. I would have rhapsodized about a strong orange flavor that really hit me over the head, but I received neither. I'm posting the recipe so that you'll know to avoid it. Read it, memorize, and then run far, far away from it.
Original Recipe Yield 33 servings
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), melted
1.In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in orange juice and peel. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
2.Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
3.In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cooled cookies.