Isn’t it funny how tasting or smelling something will bring us smack back in a memory. I am positive you have food smells and tastes that make you think of someone or a different time.

These are a flashback from my childhood. My mom baked a lot and these were one of the top choices. I love that they are so different from chocolate chip, love the orange icing and the softness in them. So tasty!

Orange Cookies
Cake platter from the Home Port and bakers twine from sweet estelle


2 cups white sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons grated orange zest

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1.Cream white sugar and shortening; add eggs and stir. Add sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir and set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add little by little to the creamed mixture and stir well. Add 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate, and 2 tablespoons orange zest. Drop onto greased cookie sheets by teaspoonfuls.
2. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 10 minutes. Frost cookies when they are cool.

To Make Frosting: Mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 2 Tablespoons of the thawed orange juice concentrate, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 4 Tablespoons of melted butter, 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar or enough to make frosting of spreading consistency.

Orange Cookies
Bakers twine from sweet estelle , Cloth white napkins from Pier One, Paper Napkin from Superstore, and cute cardboard box from Le Box Boutique