I expected baking to be more difficult in the Canaries because ingredients have been an issue and then of course my oven. But the oven is doing a bang up job and I am finding the ingredients I need, finally, after searching many options. Spain grows awesome oranges and they are reasonable. I serched for a orange cookie recipe that needed no brown sugar and called for simple ingredients. These are excellent and I know I will make them often here.
1 C. slightly melted butter
1 C. sugar
2 T. orange juice
2 T. orange zest
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 ½ C. flour
Roll into golf size balls and flatten a little on the cookie sheet. Bake 350 for 8-10 minutes. Don’t over bake. They don’t need to be brown. You want to keep them a little soft. Cool and frost. It makes about 30 cookies.
Make the frosting with 2 T. butter, 2 T. orange Juice, 1 T. orange zest and enough powdered sugar to make a spreadable frosting. I had a little cream cheese so added about 2 T. of it also. It made a little more frosting, which made my husband happy. He prefers a little cookie with his frosting.
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