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.
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c butter (generous)
Juice & grated rind of 1/2 orange
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.