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Orange Cookies Recipe

Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Orange cookies are especially good in the summertime with iced tea or a tall glass of lemonade.

Orange cookies

Recipe Ingredients

1 medium orange
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons granulated sugar replacement or granulated fructose
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk

Recipe Directions

Juice and grate the rind of the orange; remove seeds from the juice. Cream together shortening and sugar replacement. Add egg, orange juice and grated orange rind, beating until light and fluffy.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in sifter, and add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Stir to blend.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, two to three-inches apart.

Bake at 375-degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 60 cookies
Calories per cookie with sugar replacement: 27
Calories per cookie with fructose: 30
Exchange per cookie:  1/3 fruit, 1/3 fat

Variation: Orange Sunbeams

Oranges 1-1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup raisins
1 egg
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1-1/2 teaspoon Sucaryl

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly.

Add all at once: Raisins, eggs, orange juice, orange rind and sucaryl. Mix well. Make into small balls; flatten on cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 375-degrees. Recipe makes 12 servings.

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