It is Christmas cookie week here at RMK! We are starting this wonderful week off with a sweet iced orange Amish sugar cookies. Orange is one of those flavors that I think of at Christmas. We also had a orange in the toe of our stockings when I was growing up. Plus, orange sticks are a common treat that our family enjoys just at Christmas time.
This is a variation of the Amish sugar cookie recipe that I have shared on the blog before. Same cookie, just with orange zest in the cookie and a sweet orange icing to go on top. Tastes like an orange but in cookie form.
I have 3 more cookie recipes that I will be sharing this week. These are all cookies that would be excellent to make for a Christmas cookie exchange. They are all cookies that are differnet enough that there shouldn’t be anyone with one of these cookies.
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- zest of one orange
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- For the icing:
- zest of 1 orange
- juice of one orange
- 4 Tbsp melted butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl, beat together the butter, oil, and both sugars.
- Add eggs, vanilla, and orange zest. Beat in until well combined.
- Add in baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour. Beat until just combined.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
- In a bowl, whisk all of the icing ingredients together. You want it spreadable and not runny. Add more sugar if needed. Spread on cooled cookies. Makes about 5 dozen.