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Fresh Orange Cookies




  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup dairy 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 confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Cookies: Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar and margarine until light and fluffy.
  3. Add sour cream and eggs; beat well.
  4. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, orange juice and grated orange peel; mix well.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
  8. Frosting: In a small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth.
  9. Frost warm cookies.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

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