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Nancy P Posted: Thu, Jun 9 2011 6:46 PM

I'm at work and while quilting would be frowned upon in the restaurant, I figured baking would be Ok... so I made my favorite Orange cookies that my Great Grandmother used to make for me when we were little.  They came out great, but the Chef decided he wanted to serve them as a dessert, so I got 1/2 of a broken one!  What's up with that?

Anyway they are really easy to make if anyone is in the mood!

1 1/2 c brown sugar

3/4 c shortening

2 eggs beaten

1 tsp vanilla

salt

1/2 c milk with 1/2 tsp Baking soda in it

1 orange zested and juiced

1/2 c chopped walnuts

1. cream shortening and sugar in mixer

2. add egg, vanilla, milk

3. take out of mixer and add zest, nuts and flour hand stirring

4. drop on cookie sheets 

bake at 340 degr.  for about 10 min. until lightly brown

ice when still warm

Icing:

2tbs butter melted

11/2c powdered sugar

zest of orange

enough juice from orange to thin to icing consistency

Let me know what you think!  I think it is not just nostalgia that makes them good!

 

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Cathie replied on Thu, Jun 9 2011 6:55 PM

sounds tasty

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gini replied on Thu, Jun 9 2011 7:28 PM

nancy, these sound great.  will you tag them so we can find them again, please.   gini

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Gini I would be glad to tag them but have no idea how.  Let me know if you can....

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gini replied on Thu, Jun 9 2011 7:43 PM

nancy, somehow you got them tagged. thanks.    i think we can only tag our own posts.    gini

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Gini,

Figured it out, thanks for the suggestion.

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Karla replied on Thu, Jun 9 2011 11:38 PM

The recipe sounds great...but since I refuse to turn on the A/C since the heat has only been off for 2 days, baking is not something that is going to be done in this house for awhile.  I'm going to keep the recipe handy, though, cuz' it sounds yummy!

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jun 10 2011 2:30 AM

Nancy .these cookies sound wonderful,  I  may just have to make some of them...Barbara

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yummy...I may just need to make this recipe.  Thanks for sharing.

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I hope you all like them!  My grandmother was a great cook and also a great quilter, so I think of her a lot.

 

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Nana replied on Sun, Jun 12 2011 4:28 PM

Nancy P

Your cookie recipe sounds delicious.  I will have to try them.  I make one with pineapple that sound alot like these.

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Nancy--

They do sound delicious.  Thank you for sharing the recipe.

 

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Vivian replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 12:20 PM

I make an orange muffin that called for tossing an entire orange into the blender peel and all with other wet ingredients.  I just about did'nt make it but it has turned out to be one of my favorites and an asked for recipie.  i change it every time I make it with nuts and dried fruit etc. 

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gini replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 12:28 PM

so, vivian, where's your orange muffin recipe?    :  )   gini

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Vivian replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 12:30 PM

So, Gini, if I was at home, I would post it.  I really changed it from the original, but I'll post the original and mention some of my changes. Maybe tomorrow, or later if I have to go home to check the painters.  If they are there, in the rain.  sigh.

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