Grama Jan’s Frosted Orange Sugar Cookies

When I was a child with my brothers, Matt & Chris and sister Laura – – mom would make these cookies and we would have such a great time decorating them and giving them to our friends and family. Since Schuyler was a baby we have made
them together with his friends- or just the 2 of us. We have shapes for every holiday! This is our first experience at our home in Belchertown – – what a GREAT kitchen for baking! (can you taste the M&M’s? Schuyler’s decoration of choice!)

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp Orange Peel
3-1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat eggs and orange peel into mixture. Sift dry ingredients; add 1/2 dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Mix well. Add vanilla and milk and then remaining dry ingredients. Chill.

Preheat oven to 375º

Roll chilled dough out to 1/8 inch thick. Cut and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. Frost


1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 TBSP cream
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix frosting ingredients together and spread on cooled cookies. Decorate. (or take the lazy man’s way and buy Pillsbury Frosting in the can) :o)

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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