Homemade Orange Cookies


My husband’s grandma makes the BEST orange cookies! Β His favorite cookies are chocolate chip, but these are right up there on the list! Β He pretty much ate the entire batch…..lol!

Note: this recipe makes 7 dozen cookies, but you can cut ingredients in half. Β I made entire recipe because my husband wanted to take some to work for his friends.

Here’s what you need:

orange cookie ingredients

cookie dough


mix dough

It almost looks like mashed potatoes huh? Β If you look at this close, you can see the bits of orange peel.

orange bits

I used a spoon to drop on the baking sheet.

unbaked cookies

This is what they look like after you take them out of the oven….

baked cookies

The bottom must be lightly brown…..

orange cookies

Frost them right away…..hubby requested more frosting next time HA!

cream cheese frosting

I refrigerated right away after frosting even though recipe says to cool completely.

best orange cookies

homemade orange cookies

Don’t they look delicious?!

AMAZING cookies! You must try them and let me know what you think πŸ™‚

cookies sample

Homemade orange cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
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Orange juice concentrate and orange peel are mixed into the cookie dough and the frosting to make these citrusy treats truly delightful.
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz) sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (6oz) orange juice concentrate, thawed and divided
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 package (3oz) cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon reserved orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and eggs. Beat until well blended. Reserve 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate for frosting.
  2. Add the remaining concentrate with combined dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in the orange peel. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread a small amount over each cookie. Store cookies in refrigerator.

Happy baking friends!

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