Shimmering Orange Cookies

Shimmering Orange Cookies

These Shimmering Orange Cookies are coated in a crunchy sugar that makes them look like they have accumulated frost from the winter chill. Boasting a light citrus flavor, easy orange cookie recipes make excellent gifts and holiday snacks!


  • 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 unbeaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • granulated sugar to coat


  1. Sift together flour, soda and salt.
  2. Cream butter and gradually add sugar.
  3. Add 1 unbeaten egg, lemon extract, orange extract, grated orange zest, and orange juice and combine thoroughly.
  4. Blend in dry ingredients; mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold in chopped walnuts (optional).
  6. Chill 1-2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  8. Drop by teaspoonsful into sugar and roll to coat.
  9. Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes.

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