Saturday, July 9, 2011

Creamy Orange Cookies!

Like a lot of families, mine has a cookbook that has been passed on from generation to generation.  As interesting as this may sound I rarely find myself looking through its pages for something delicious to create.  Although I have lacked interest in this book, I found myself searching through the old recipes the other day when my Uncle mentioned a recipe for orange cookies that his mother used to make for him.  He described them in delectable detail and instantly sparked my interest. I found the recipe for the cookies and they came out exactly as my Uncle described.  The recipe was a little vague and I had to research a few of the ingredients that I was unfamiliar with, but the cookies seemed to come out perfectly.  They are a soft, cakey, orange flavored cookie with a sweet orange flavored icing and are better than anything that can be bought at the store.  I edited the recipe so it is a little more detailed and less old fashioned in regards to the ingredients.

Orange Cookies
1 cup Shortening (Crisco)
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Whole Milk
1 teaspoon Vinegar
1 Orange Juiced
1 Orange Zested
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 1/2 cups Flour

Set the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine shortening, sugar and eggs, set aside.  In a small bowl add the vinegar into the whole milk, stir until combined.  Add the milk mixture into the other wet ingredients, mix. Add all of the remaining ingredients into the wet mixture and stir until smooth.  Place spoonfuls of the batter onto a non greased cookie sheet, bake for 12-15 minutes. After baked, place cookies on a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely. After cooled, spread orange icing on top (recipe below).

Orange Icing
1 Orange Juiced
1 Orange Zested
1 pound Powdered Sugar
2 tablespoons Melted Butter

Combine ingredients until smooth.

1 comment:

  1. YUM!! I just started a cleanse, and seeing these cookies isn't looking so good for the cleanse! HA :)