Oh mercy, these cookies. So amazing! The texture was incredible, so so soft. The glaze was absolutely the perfect amount of orange sweetness.
These would be fantastic for a holiday gift!! I think they’d also be great with lemon, lime or a combination of both! Play around with it and see what you come up with!
recipe from stephanieskitchen.com
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 tbls. orange zest
2 tbls. fresh orange juice
For the glaze:
1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 tbls. orange zest
In a small bowl, mix the sugar and orange zest. Rub together with your fingers or a fork until zest is throughout the sugar, let sit for 5-10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Using a mixer, cream the butter and orange zested sugar. Add egg and orange juice. Slowly add the dry ingredients until well incorporated. At this point you can chill for at least an hour or overnight. Scoop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and roll into smooth round balls. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until very lightly golden on the bottoms. Do NOT, do NOT over bake these pretty cookies, you will surely regret it if you do.
Mix the confectioners’ sugar, orange zest and enough orange juice to get a glaze consistency and mix until smooth and creamy. Pour glaze over the tops of the cookies and let set. *I kept my cookies on the cooling rack with the cookie sheet underneath to catch the drip from the glaze*