Orange Cookies

Orange Cookies and Lavazza Coffee

Scrubbed out the cookie jar today, which is more difficult than it sounds because it’s shaped like flamingos and an Airstream trailer, so there are all these nooks and crannies to clean out.  But now that it is clean, it must have a new batch of cookies to occupy it. These are a nice change of pace.  Sweet and tart, melt in your mouth drop cookies.

NOTE:  See changes added on July 2011

Orange Cookies

  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

bowl & baking sheet

Add lemon juice to milk and let set for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cream butter & sugar, add egg, orange peel, orange juice, vanilla, & milk. Mix well. Sift together dry ingredients, then add to butter mixture. Add nuts. Drop by teaspoons full to baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 3 dozen

NOTE:  I was out of pecans (used them all in the Carrot Cake last week) and used chopped almonds instead.  Worked just as well.

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