See how many times I can say the word “orange” in one paragraph??
Try these – you might find yourself doing the same!
- 1 ¼ cup butter, softened to room temperature, divided
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 T + 2 t fresh orange juice, divided
- 2 t orange zest, divided (basically, just get 1 big orange – that’ll be enough for this recipe)
- ½ t vanilla
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ¼ t salt
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar
DirectionsThese are pretty easy cookies to make. First, put 1 cup of butter and the ½ cup of sugar into a bowl and mix until well combined.
Next, add in the egg, 1 T of the orange juice, 1 t orange zest and the vanilla and mix that in as well.
Finally, add in the flour and salt and mix until well combined.
Chill the dough for a half hour and then put it in rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, 6 to a sheet. Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, until the cookies start to get nice and golden brown on the edges and bottoms.
Remove from the oven, let sit on the sheets for a couple minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once your cookies are cooled, it’s time to make the icing. Just mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the remaining ¼ cup of butter, 2 t of orange juice and 1 t of orange zest.
Spread the icing onto the cookies and you are good to go!!
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.