Orange Crisp Cookies
by Pam Richardson
|Hmm . . . Wonder why she picked this recipe?!|
Little did I know at the time, but there was much more going on in that kitchen than I realized. I thought we were making cookies, but as I have raised my own family, I know we were making memories. So as a relatively new “empty nester” I look for ways to continue to connect with the boys when they pass through the house and often times it is a good meal shared around the table or a goodie bag of homemade cookies to take with them when they return to the lives they are building as adults.
As I was going through my mom’s recipe box after she passed away, I found a recipe for the Orange Crisp Cookies neatly typed on a fresh new card. Attached to the card was this message, “I had the pleasure of making these cookies with my mother when I was just a little girl. Since then, I’ve made them with my girls and now with my five grandsons. I sincerely hope making and enjoying these cookies create as many precious memories for you as they have for me!”.
2 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 Cup shortening (I used butter!)
2 Tablespoons orange rind (I couldn't find orange rind, and so I used 2 Tablespoons of Orange Extract)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup White Sugar
1 Egg, well beaten
*Mix together ingredients. Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, press with fork.
*The dough looks separated like little brown peas, but it mushes together nicely when you dig in with a tablespoon. I did a better job of not eating the dough this time- so the two dozen was real.
These cookies are so different and really delicious- Happy Baking!