On the first day of our spring break, Paul and I baked these delicious orange cookies. We first had orange cookies at a family reunion this summer and I am pretty sure Paul ate all of them. After a little digging he found out that our great-aunt made them. She included the recipe in her Christmas card to us, which Paul claimed was his favorite present. Unfortunately here in Minnesota it still looks and feels like Christmas, not spring break. Nevertheless, these orange cookies gave me a hopeful glance into a seemingly never coming spring.
2/3 cups margarine
¾ cups sugar
2 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
2 TBSP grated orange rind
Cream margarine and sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by spoon
Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes
Optional orange rind
Start by adding about 2 cups of powder sugar to a mixing bowl. Than slowly add orange juice a table spoon at a time until you reach your desired frosting consistency. More powdered sugar gives a frosting consistency. More orange juice gives a glaze consistency. Add some rind for an extra orange flavor.