Thursday, October 21, 2010

Orange-Sugar Cookies

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Orange-Sugar Cookies




1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
3 Tablespoons dried, ground orange peel
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup finely ground almonds, toasted
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
Optional:  Sprinkles, colored sugar, etc.

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add softened butter, vanilla, milk and eggs.  Beat until thoroughly mixed.

For drop cookies:  drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

For rolled cookies:  refrigerate dough fora  couple hours to chill.  Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/4 thick.  Cut with cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Optional:  You can add sprinkles or colored sugar to the top of the cookies before baking.

Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove cookies from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to cooling rack.  (Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen.)


Results

These cookies were a favorite of my 9 year-old.  She took them in her lunch to school and shared with her friends.  I loved the roasted almond smell filling the house.  I'll probably make these again.
Let me know if you try them!




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6 comments:

  1. These sound heavenly!!! I bet the almonds do smell wonderful!

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  2. These sound delicious! I love the smell of almonds too.

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  3. does sound heavenly...thanks for adding me..I will add you too...my sister and I went through your sweet blog a bit as well as your recipes...we are going to make you Dr.Pepper Cupcakes tonight..... I will let you know how it turned out... nice to meet you by the way..looking forward to getting to know you...hugs...mica

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  4. These do sound wonderful. I think I can almost smell them. lol

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  5. Hi Coletta,
    Love the new look on your blog. I'm also using similar colors now. Don't you just love the tabs? Makes it look so professional.
    Deborah (Debbie) M.

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  6. Those look so good! I'm saving the recipe to use on my holiday trays.

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