Orange Marmalade Cookies

For the Cookies:
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c. sweet orange marmalade
  • 4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Cooking spray
For the Frosting:
  • 3 c. confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. sweet orange marmalade
  • Orange juice, to thin frosting if necessary

Combine granulated sugar, shortening and eggs in large mixing bowl. Beat until well blended. Add sour cream and marmalade; mix well.

Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to marmalade mixture and mix well. Chill dough in refrigerator for 1/2 hours or until cool.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 and coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

Prepare frosting: Beat all frosting ingredients together in medium mixing bowl, adding orange juice only as needed to make frosting spreadable. Set aside.

Remove dough from refrigerator. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Frost cooled cookies.

  • Yields: 60 cookies
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
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