Orange Cookies

oven: 400 degrees F

1 1/3 cup shortening, part butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4  cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 
1/4 cup water
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

mix shortening, sugar and eggs.  stir in orange juice and water.
sift together dry ingredients and mix into other ingredients.
drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on ungreased
baking sheet.  bake 8-10 minutes.  makes about 8 dozen cookies.

these cookies are good plain, especially when warm, 
or can be frosted with orange frosting:

beat until smooth:

2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon water
   ( or 1 tablespoon orange juice 
         1 tablespoon grated orange rind )

add more water or powdered sugar for desired consistency

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last update 5-12-99