Monday, May 24, 2010
Cookie Recipe #142 - Orange Snowballs
It's getting close to summer, but a few lingering snowballs from winter won't hurt, especially orange-flavored ones! This is the first recipe I'm using out of a cookie cookbook my son and daughter-in-law gave me for Mother's Day-what a great gift!
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened, 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel, 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, granulated sugar for rolling, 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Beat in orange juice, then flour and the 1 tablespoon orange peel, until thoroughly combined.
Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll in small bowl of granulated sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake about 13-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and cookies are set. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and the 2 teaspoons of orange peel in small bowl and mix until combined well. Roll each warm cookie in orange-flavored sugar and allow to cool completely on wire racks.
Makes about 4 dozen balls.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.