Ollie’s Orange Juice Cookies

ollie's orange juice cookies // feastofgreen.com

I don’t find Tim in the kitchen very often, but whenever I do, I know I’m one lucky lady! He’s typically more of a meat guy (burgers, meatballs, etc…), but yesterday he experimented with baking for the first time, whipping up some of his grandmother’s famous orange juice cookies for Mother’s Day. The actual recipe yield is 50, but we ended up with 30 larger cookies, and I think either size is delicious…. Happy Mother’s Day to all!!

ollie's orange juice cookies // feastofgreen.com

For the Cookies:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablspoons fresh orange juice
  • Pinch of orange zest
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, orange juice, and zest to combine. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, and stir into the butter mixture until smooth.

Roll small pieces of dough into 4-5 inch ropes, then press the ends together to form a ring. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 13-18 minutes. (The time varies with size of cookie and doneness preference… we like a bit underdone…)

For the Icing:

  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • teaspoon salt

Combine icing ingredients. Dip each cookie into the icing, and place on a wire rack until cool. **Per Ollie, the cookies freeze very well but should not be stored in a plastic bag.

ollie's orange juice cookies // feastofgreen.com

ollie's orange juice cookies // feastofgreen.com

ollie's orange juice cookies // feastofgreen.com

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