Orange Cookies

These delicious cookies are a lovely combination of citrus, oatmeal, and coconut. You have to try them at least once! I found this recipe in one of my cooking club magazines. Here is the recipe for your convenience. If you end up making them, I'd love for you to leave me a comment on what you think!

1c. Sugar
1c. Brown sugar (packed)
1c. Butter flavored shortening
2    Eggs
2 TBS Orange Juice (I used freshly squeezed)
1 TBS Vanilla Extract
1 tsp grated orange peel
2c. all purpose flour
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2c. quick cooking oats
1c. sweetened shredded coconut
2 TBS butter, melted
3-4 TBS Orange Juice (again, I used fresh squeezed)
1 TBS grated orange peel
2c. Powdered Sugar

1. Heat oven ro 350 F. Beat sugar, brown sugar, and shortening in  large bowl at medium speed 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in 2 TBS water, 2 TBS orage juice, vanilla, and 1 tso orange peel until blended.
2. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in medium bowl. Beat into sugar mixture at low speed just until combined. Stir in oats and coconut.
3. Drop 1 TBS dough per cookie 3 inches apart onto parchment pater lined baking sheets. Bake 10 min or until golden brown and set.
4. Meanwhile, combine butter, 3 TBS orange juice and 1 TBS orange peel in a large bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar until of spreadable consistency, adding additional juice if needed. Spead each cookie with generous 1 tsp. frosting. Cool completely on wire rack.

4 dozen cookies


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