Glazed Orange Cookies

I’ve been pretty busy lately. Work has picked up, and I’ve been fighting off a cold. Nothing can bring me down though, because I’m going to see one of my best friends in Japan in a little over a week!

To fight off this impending cold, I’ve been drinking lots of fluids, taking my vitamins, and trying to get enough rest. Vitamin C is said to be important to fight off infection, so I thought to myself, “This is a great excuse to make something yummy with orange.”

These cookies are very versatile; you can use different citruses or omit the zest altogether, substitute milk for the juice, and roll the dough in granulated sugar for wonderfully soft sugar cookies.

Glazed Orange Cookies

Cookies

1 stick butter, room temperature

¾ cup sugar

1 Tablespoon lemon zest

2 egg yolks

2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda*

½ teaspoon cream of tartar*

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

Glaze

3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment until lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add zest and yolks, and cream for an additional 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract, juice, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Mix until combined. Add flour, and mix just until incorporated. Scoop 1 oz of cookie dough onto parchment lined baking trays two inches apart (a standard baking tray will fit 12 cookies per tray). Bake for 14-16 minutes, until cookies are firm to the touch and the edges are light brown. Allow to cool completely before glazing. For glaze: combine both ingredients in a bowl with a whip. Using a spoon or brush, glaze cooled cookies. Allow glaze to set before storing in an airtight container at room temperature with parchment paper between the layers for up to 5 days.

*For chewier and thicker cookies, substitute baking powder for the baking soda and cream of tartar

**Recipe adapted from Cynthia Hinton’s Iced Lemon Cookie Recipe

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One thought on “Glazed Orange Cookies

  1. Dear Butter,

    So beautiful! Why is it that I’m sure I can smell the cookies?! It’s because the photo is so perfect. Now, if I could just taste them. . .

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