A soft sugar cookie with a hint of orange and a sweet orange layer of frosting. Great at the holidays or anytime!
In a large bowl, add the sugar and rub the orange zest into the sugar to help release the flavor and oils. Add in butter and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time then Real Spices Pure Vanilla Extract and Real Spices Orange Extract. Mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until dough forms a ball. Chill dough for 30 minutes in refrigerator
Preheat oven to 400°. Roll dough into small balls and place on baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Remove and let cool before frosting.
Beat together butter and powdered sugar. Add Real Spice Orange Extract & orange juice. Beat until fluffy and light. Add food coloring, if desired, and mix well.
Ingredients for cookies:
- zest of one orange
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp Real Spice Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Real Spices Orange Extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 3 cups all purpose flour
Ingredients for frosting:
- 2 tbsp Orange Juice
- 2 tsp Real Spices Orange Extract
- 2.5 cups powdered sugar
- 8 tbsp butter, softened