These cookies are slightly unusual with the orange flavor and they keep very well. Perhaps these reasons are why the recipe came to me: I requested it from an elderly woman at my parents’ church who used to bring these to after service social hours.
She made them with pure bleached sugar and white flour which gives an angelic quality to the final cookie. My ‘dark side’ version with white whole wheat flour and unbleached sugar actually has a taste advantage, I think, with a more wholesome flavor from the whole wheat. Whether you choose the heavenly white or nutritious earthly variety, you will love these cookies. —Rachel Tayse