Frosty Orange Cookies
These light, fresh, and citrusy cookies are perfect for Spring. My mom and I always make these Frosty Orange Cookies for Easter brunch. They have a soft, airy, cake-like texture to them, almost like a cupcake top.
These cookies are made with 1 can of mandarin oranges, which makes them bursting with orange flavor. And for an extra kick of orange, I topped each cookie with orange buttercream frosting. These cookies are great plain too but the orange frosting just takes these cookies to a whole new level. These Frosted Orange Cookies have been a family favorite and I hope that they become your family favorite, as well. Enjoy and happy baking!
These Frosted Orange Cookies have been a family favorite and I hope that they become your family favorite, as well. Enjoy and happy baking!
JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:
✔ It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to make sure that you really whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.You want the flour mixture to be light and fluffy. Also, when adding the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, you don’t want to over mix the dough meaning you still want to see some flour in the dough. Over-mixing leads to flat, dense cookies and no one likes a flat cookie.
✔ The cookie dough batter will be VERY thick but that is how it should be. Also, I like to use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto my prepared baking pan. No need to roll these cookies into a ball, just drop them on the cookie sheet and bake. Easy peasy!
✔ For the frosting, I like to use orange juice but you could use the juice from the mandarin oranges. Either way, the frosting is delicious.