Gummy & Saffi
Gummy's Orange Cookies
1 Cup of Butter
2 Cups of Sugar
4 Cups of Flour
1 Cup of Sour Milk (add teaspooon of vinegar to whole milk to make)
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
Rind and Juice from One Large Fresh Orange (Two if it's not fresh).
Cream sugar and room temperature butter together.
Beat in eggs, milk, and orange juice.
Mix baking soda and powder into flour and gradually add to mixture.
Drop by tablespoon full onto a greased and lightly floured cookie pan. Bake at 350F, about ten minutes until lightly done.
Allow to cool before frosting.
(You might want to double this recipe.)
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
4 Tablespoons of Milk, approximately, as needed. (Can use orange juice.)
Shavings of Fresh Orange Peel
Mix together and dip cooled cookie tops in.
The irony of putting any type of recipe on my website is not lost on me. I gave up cooking and baking for writing. But you probably didn't.
These cookies are orangey and delicious. Do not judge them by my sad examples over there. Gummy always said they're easy to make except the frosting part. I think if Panera doesn't bake them for me, they're hard to make. (Panera's Orange Scones are a close second or third to these.)
A fellow writer friend wrote a blog on Gummy's Orange Cookies, and she made a few tweaks you might prefer. If so, check out Ruth Logan Herne over at the Yankee Belle Cafe by clicking here.