Orange Cookies

I don’t recall ever having these, but they sound sweet and somehow refreshing, reminiscent of the lemonade cookies I posted the other day. In all my baking over the past few years, I have always trended toward chocolate or oatmeal treats, and hearing from my baking colleagues they seem to do the same. But, maybe I ought to widen my horizons and try some of these more unusual cookie recipes, simply because they are different. There are times the very different and unexpected is exactly what hits the spot, so to speak.

I think this recipe might be from when Gram was younger, so in the 20s-30s, simply because her handwriting is more neat. As she aged, like many of us, her handwriting became a bit messy.

Finally, I figured out that a quick oven is a hot oven, about 400 degrees, and you may want to watch them after 6 minutes to ensure they don’t burn.

Orange Cookies

3/4 c sugar

1/2 c butter (generous)


Juice & grated rind of 1/2 orange

1 egg

1/2 c sour milk

1/2 tsp soda

1 1/2 c Swansdown flour

1 tsp baking powder

Bake in quick oven

Frosting: 3 tbsp confectioners sugar, creamed w 1 tbsp butter. Add enough orange juice to make it spread.

2 thoughts on “Orange Cookies

  1. Actually I don’t know why they are named “cookies” as they are like a cake, with icing on top. Bake in an 8×8 pan I think. Also Swansdown flour is cake flour, there is less gluten in it than regular every day flour. You might even be able to make these with lemon and lemon zest.


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