Springtime Orange Butter Cookies Recipe

Orange Blossom Cookies

This springtime cookie recipe has a fresh orange taste.

45 min. prep time
48 cookies
000 Ratings



3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 to 4 teaspoons orange juice


Decorator sugars, if desired


Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, 3 tablespoons orange juice, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until just combined. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch flower-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar and butter in small bowl. Beat at medium speed 2-3 minutes, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Decorate with sugars, if desired. .

Recipe Tip

To use freshly squeezed orange juice, roll orange between hands until soft. Cut orange in half. Squeeze orange to release juice. Remove seeds from juice, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 60

Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12043©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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