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Orange Honey Cookies Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

Orange Honey Cookies are great for lunches, parties and cookie swaps

Ingredients

Orange Honey Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 tablespoon orange rind

Orange Butter Cream Icing
1/4 cup butter
2 cups sifted icing sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
The Orange Butter Cream Icing is great just like this, butif you and the icing to be very orange in color, put a few drops of orange food coloring into the icing.
*You can add sprinkles if you like

Directions

Orange Honey Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a medium sized mixing bowl cream together the butter, sugar and honey.

Blend in the egg and the grated orange rind.

Stir the dry ingredients into the creamy mixture, cover and chill for 1 1/2 hours.

Once cooled, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick.

Cut into desired shapes with floured cookie cutters.

Bake on the greased baking sheet in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove the cookies onto cooling racks and once cool you can frost with the Orange Butter Cream.

Makes 3 dozen single cookies.

Orange Butter Cream

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and gradually blend in the icing sugar alternately with the orange juice and grated orange rind. Add food coloring to desired color if using.

Spread butter cream on cooled cookies and put sprinkles onto the cookies as you do eac one.

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