We've cooked all the way through the alphabet with our kids so we're on Z for zest! This is a favorite family recipe for delicious orange cookies! They taste like sunshine!
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Begin by mixing one cup of softened butter with a two cups of sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together four cups of flour with one teaspoon of baking powder.
Now this is an old family recipe that calls for sour milk, so we stir one tablespoon of vinegar into a cup of milk. Stir a teaspoon of baking soda into the milk, too.
Next beat two eggs into the butter and sugar mixture. Slowly alternate adding the dry ingredients, the milk and 1/2 cup of orange juice until your mixture resembles a cake batter. These cookies are moist and cake-y so that's perfect!
Finally zest the rind of one orange. Slowly fold this into the batter then drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. We used our Misto spritzer with olive oil but parchment paper lined cookie sheets might work well, too. The cookies spread while they cook so leave space between them.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. The edges should be lightly browned and the tops will spring back to the touch like cake when they are done!
While the cookies cool, mix a tablespoon of softened butter with powdered sugar. Slowly drizzle in just enough orange juice to create a delicious glaze! Mmm, in the winter these remind me of sunny days and in the summer they are perfectly refreshing!
More Z is for Zest Recipes:
Avocado Black Bean Lettuce Wrap with Orange Zest from Sugar Aunts
Fat Rascals from Mum in the Madhouse
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