Grandma Jane's Orange Cookies

Grandma Jane's Orange Cookies

I recently went digging through my mom's recipe box on a search for some of my grandmothers recipes. Can we talk about recipe boxes for a minute? Does anyone even hand write on recipe cards anymore? I don't have a recipe box, just lots of binders with recipes stuffed inside, plus a library full of cookbooks. Oh and of course all the recipes on my blog.

I love that mostly all of my grandmothers and moms recipes are hand written. It's awesome to see my grandmas writing on those cards and reminds me of cooking in the kitchen with her. They are both here with me in spirit when I'm in the kitchen!

So this holiday season I decided to pull out a bunch of cookie recipes that my grandmas passed on to us and make them. I changed a few ingredients out here and there, but so far each one that I've made has tasted just like it did when they made them, so many years ago. I hope you will enjoy this first recipe, my Grandma Jane's Orange Cookies, as much as we do!

Grandma Jane's Orange Cookies
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
Makes 2 dozen cookies
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2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale in color and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until combined.

Whisk all of the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the orange juice to the mixer until the dough is smooth.

Using a medium scoop, place the dough on the prepared baking sheet, then bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to set on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container.

Bon Appetit!

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