Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Orange Vanilla Sugar Cookies

These are sooooo good.  Think....soft, sugar cookie only with an intense orange vanilla flavor.  

Modified  from the Morgan Horse World Kitchen cookbook.   I substituted yogurt for sour milk, replaced brown sugar with white and added Vanilla and orange essential oil.  Bob said these are probably his favorite cookie…ever.

1  1/4 Cups sugar
2 1/2   cups   all-purpose Flour
1/2 C. margarine or butter  (can use part coconut oil)
2 Eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt  (can be half milk)
Grated peel from one half large orange
2 drops orange essential oil

Preheat oven to 375°F.  

Cream sugar and margarine.  Beat in eggs.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with yogurt.  Stir in rind.  Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets at least 1 inch apart.  They do spread a little. Bake for about 12 minutes.  Yield about 3 dozen.

Frost with butter cream cheese frosting or top with this glaze:

 1 Cup Powdered sugar, about 1/4 c. fresh orange juice (enough to make it the consistency of heavy cream), grated peel from 1/2 orange.

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