Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Glazed Orange Drop Cookies

Yeah! Another recipe that uses orange marmalade!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture gradually, mixing until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in marmalade and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate cookies with icing. makes about 3 dozen.

Orange icing
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons melted butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon orange extract (or lemon, if you don't have orange)
1 to 2 Tablespoons orange juice

Combine powdered sugar, butter or margarine, orange extract and enough orange juice to make a thick glaze. Mine was so thick I had to heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. The original recipe only had 1 Tablespoon butter, but I needed 2 to make it spreadable.

Original recipe was in the WE Energies Cookie Book from 2006.


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