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Orange Amish Sugar Cookies

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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.

Orange Amish Sugar Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

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.

Orange Amish Sugar Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

Orange Amish Sugar Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

Orange Amish Sugar Cookies

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  • 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 ½ 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.
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