Soft Orange Cookies with Orange Glaze

I made cookies today. cookies with fruit.

they are delicious. a light, moist cookie with an orange glaze on top that will make for a lovely snack or after dinner sweet. my oranges were getting soft and I had seen this recipe on foodgawker, so I figured there was no better time than now to use them up. 

I used cara cara oranges, which are sweeter than a regular orange. I used orange juice in the glaze and omitted the orange zest because I had used up all my oranges in the batter, but it didn't make a difference in the flavour. 

my hand mixer died recently so this was all manual labour! let me tell you, I cannot wait for the day I am not a student anymore and can have a kitchenaid stand mixer. I dream about it every day. 

soft orange cookies, adapted from bakeaholic

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • the juice of 4 large oranges
  • the zest of 3 oranges
orange glaze
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
in a bowl, cream butter and sugar. add sour cream and eggs and mix until wet. add remaining ingredients and stir until mixed. drop in spoonfuls on a non-greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 400*C, until golden around the edges. glaze while warm.

a month from today I'll be done my fourth year at carleton! big plans for this summer: including traveling to italy to eat wonderful food (oh and sightsee!) and hopefully constantly keeping up with this little blog! 
I hope the sun is shining and spring is coming wherever you are. until next time, happy making! 

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