Grandma's Orange Drop Cookies

November 23, 2022
1 Ratings
Photo by Skylar
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 8 minutes
  • makes 36
Author Notes

My grandma was well known for these cookies and they've been a staple every Christmas in my family for as long as I can remember. These cookies are pillowy soft, full of orange flavor and are iced with a bright citrusy icing - perfect for dreary Pennsylvania winters! My grandma had them on all of her cookie plates and now that she's been gone almost 2 years, I still make them because it wouldn't be Christmas without them! —Skylar

What You'll Need
  • Cookie
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Orange Butter Icing
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  1. For Cookies: Preheat your oven to 400*F.
  2. In a large bowl (or stand mixer), cream together softened butter, granulated sugar and egg until fluffy.
  3. Add in orange juice and zest.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together dry ingredients, then slowly add to your mixing bowl until combined.
  5. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. For Icing: Combine softened butter and powdered sugar. Stir in orange juice and zest. Mix until smooth.
  7. Frost the cookies and enjoy!

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1 Review

grdavis December 24, 2022
Very good! Got a lot of compliments on them from friends.