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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Orange Zest Cookies with Icing

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http://beautyandbedlam.com/baking-christmas-cookies/

also shared on Delicious Dishes


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 egg

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl mix together sugar and orange zest. Mix together the zest and sugar until well incorporated. the sugar should be moist from the oils released. Using a mixer, cream together butter, orange zested sugar add egg and orange juice. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until well incorporated. I recommend chilling for an hour or overnight you can bake right away. Using a cookie scoop or your hand roll into balls. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min or until very light brown on the bottoms. Here is the recipe for the glaze:) 1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon orange juice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add orange juice and vanilla; beat until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth.