You are here: Home » Recipes » Orange Cookies Orange Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 5 1/2 dozen You will find lots of tasty orange goodness in these cookies. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup shortening1 cup sugar2 -- eggs1 tablespoon grated orange rind1/2 cup orange juice2 1/2 cups sifted flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup chopped pecans2 tablespoons shortening2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar1 teaspoon grated orange rind2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice Instructions Cream 1/2 cup shortening, sugar and eggs in mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add 1 tablespoon grated orange rind and 1/2 cup orange juice; mix well. Stir in sifted mixture of flour, baking powder and salt. Add pecans; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375F for 12 to 15 mintues or until brown. Remove to wire rack. Combine 2 tablespoons shortening, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon grated orange rind in bowl; mix well. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice, stirring until of spreading consistency. Frost warm cookies with icing. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Telephone Pioneers of America’s Calling all Cook, Three (the Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter #34, Birmingham, Al., 1994).