Sunday, December 13, 2009

Orange you glad I posted this recipe?

I love how I decided the title of this post earlier today and then I was talking to my 5 year old nephew on the phone in the evening and he just discovered knock-knock jokes. And yep! He knew the banana, banana, banana, orange one. (And the impatient cow one - my fav! - which I was very proud of.)

Well, I will have some super glad co-workers now that they have access to this Orange Drop Cookie recipe (after the huge success at their debut at my office.)

But first! Let's discuss the whole "making it work in a small NYC apt" subtitle. There's not much space in a studio. And the extra space I DID have I definitely put to work as counter space. Last week for our office admins' holiday party, I volunteered to make some desserts for the occasion. (I unlike me making desserts and all....ha!) So, I made Supernatural Brownies, Orange Drop Cookies, and Ritz Bark Cookies and in that order. Please see the counter space almost completely used after the second dessert was made: (WARNING – What you see may be frightening.)

Yes. I used the CLEAN lid of the trash can to prop my cook book up. And those brownies are on the dresser in my room…right by my make up. Yes. Totally lovely. This isn’t that bad actually. I didn’t even need to use my desk and there was still some room on the blue counter. I’ll start being scared when I have to use my bed (I’m thinking fondant might demand that.)

But don’t y’all worry. I made it work. Now it’s your turn.

Orange Drop Cookies (from my Mom’s Best Recipes Cookbook)
2/3 C butter
¾ C sugar
1 egg
½ C orange juice
2 T grated orange rind
2 C flour
½ t baking powder
½ t soda
½ t salt

Mix; drop on cookie sheet. Bake 375° about 8-10 minutes. Cool partially, then frost:
2 T soft butter
1 T grated orange rind
2 T orange juice
2 C powdered sugar

Blend and spread on cookies when they are mostly cooled.

Erika’s Extra’s: Buy 3 oranges just to be safe. Make sure the cookies are almost completely cooled so the frosting won’t run off them.

Bake well and prosper!

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