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Orange Cookies

Traditional Orange Cookies are perfect with orange icing glaze- sweet and fruity. These slightly tart desserts taste just like grandma made!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Orange Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Servings 30
Calories 111kcal
Author Jen



  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Orange Extract
  • 1 Orange's Zest


  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Orange's Zest
  • 2 tsp Orange Extract
  • 1-2 tbsp Orange Juice


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Beat in sour cream and egg until blended.
  • Beat in orange juice, orange extract and orange zest.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • While dough is chilling. make frosting.
  • In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, powdered sugar, orange zest and orange extract.
  • Add enough orange juice and mix to acheive desired consistency for icing.
  • Drop tablespoon sized dollops of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are just golden brown.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet and frost while warm.


We made our glaze a bit thicker- like an icing- but you may want to aim for a thinner glaze like grandma used to make. Just add a touch of milk or more orange juice for a thinner consistency. 


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg