Grandmother's Orange Cookies
My Grandmother made these for my wedding shower! She mailed them to me in Alaska, so they ship very well. Soft little pillows of cakey cookies with a wonderful buttercream
2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons soft butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
3/4 teaspoon orange rind
Preheat oven to 400
Mix shortening, sugar and egg.
In a separate small bowl, mix orange juice and rind
In another separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add flour to shortening mixture alternately with the orange juice.
I used the large-ish medium scoop to drop them onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You don't have to use parchment, they don't stick.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned around the edges.
Makes 1 1/2 dozen.
Mix all ingredients for the frosting and frost when the cookies are cool