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Orange Cookie from sloCooking.net


Heather Thomas, sloCooking


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 6 oz 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice


  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl and set aside
  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium, until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions
  • Add the vanilla, orange juice, lemon juice, and orange zest
  • Beat to combine
  • With the mixer off, add the flour mixture admix until just combined
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour
  • Roll the dough into 4 logs, each about 1 1/2 inch in diameter and 10 to 12 inches long
  • Chill or freeze until firm enough to cut without losing their shape
  • Preheat oven to 350’ F, line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Cut the logs into 1/4 (to 1/2) inch rounds and place on prepared baking sheets
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies are golden
  • Cool on wire racks
  • When cooled glaze with orange glaze (recipe follows)


Orange Glaze:
2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
¼ cup fresh orange juice
Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl and whisk in the orange juice
Dip the cookies into the glaze, which should form a thin layer
Repeat the glazing and then let the cookies set on a wire rack