Frosted Orange Cookies

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"'I remember my dad making a big batch of these citrus cookies when I was growing up,' writes Tammie Young from Mattoon, Illinois. 'They're very moist and have a wonderful old-fashioned taste.'"

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  • add   1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • add   1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • add   2 medium navel oranges
  • add   1/2 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 cup sugar
  • add   1/2 cup milk
  • add   2 cups all-purpose flour
  • add   1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • add   1 teaspoon baking powder
  • add   2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. With a sharp paring knife, score each orange into quarters; remove peel. use knife to remove white pith from peel and fruit; discard. Quarter oranges and place in a blender. Add peel; cover and process until smooth (mixture should measure 3/4 cup).
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in milk and 6 tablespoons orange mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture until blended.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-13 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter and enough of the remaining orange mixture to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies.

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