Fresh Orange Cookies


1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons grated orange peel

1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice


Preheat oven to 375° F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and eggs; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, orange juice and 3 tablespoons grated orange peel; mix well.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake cookies at 375°F for 8 to 11 minutes, until edges are light golden brown. Remove immediately from cookie sheet.

In a small bowl combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth: Frost warm cookies.

YIELD: Makes 6 dozen cookies

SOURCE: Recipe submitted by Twin Girls Farms

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