Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Orange Drop Cookies

Do you find it interesting that orange season (at least for naval oranges) is now? I do because when I think orange, I think summer. Maybe that's because as a child I would go to Florida in the summer and drink lots of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Well, this lovely cookie is best when made while oranges are in season since they use the rind of the orange. It's a nice option to the normal, heavy, chocolaty, doughy, and super sugary holiday snacks showing up this time of year. Also, the smell of orange zest makes your kitchen smell so lovely!

So, what are you waiting for? Go make this now!

(Oh, and yes, I posted this recipe way back... Back in my dark ages with my simple point and shoot camera. It was time to shoot them the right way and show all the lovely orange colors!)
Orange Drop Cookies (from my Mom's Best Recipes Cook Book)
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 with a mixture of the following
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!


  1. These cookies are lovely. Will bookmark this and bake these when the orange season is back.

  2. Wow I love oranges too and these cookies look so yummy!

  3. I'm a Florida girl and these are callin' my name!

  4. Aw, great. Thanks ladies. Have a good holiday this year!

  5. Erika, these sound delicious. I love sweets flavored with orange and these cookies have my name written on them. This is my first visit to your site so I took some extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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