Grandma Brubaker’s Orange Cookies
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 cup buttermilk
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
Juice and peel of 2 medium navel oranges
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks and buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add alternately with orange juice and peel to creamed mixture. Add egg whites and beat until smooth.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes.
For icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost cookies when cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.
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