Monday, March 1, 2010

Frosted Orange Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

1 whole orange (peel and all) finely ground up
1/4 cup buttermilk

4 - 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together. Add the ground orange and buttermilk; mix well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually add it to the orange mixture, stirring well.

Drop by teaspoonsful onto a greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350〫for 10 to 12 minutes until the bottoms are just brown. Cool a bit on paper towels. While still slightly warm, frost with Orange Buttercream Frosting, below. Makes about 4 dozen.

Orange Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup ground orange (peel and all)
3 tbl. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar, or amount needed to make the frosting a spreadable consistency

Beat all together until creamy.

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