I’m stepping back from Melanie Makes for a few weeks to enjoy a maternity leave of sorts with our new arrival. In the meantime, I’m thrilled to be sharing recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers who I’m also lucky enough to call friends. Today, Jenn from Deliciously Sprinkled is sharing a cookie recipe that has me dreaming of warmer temperatures!
Hi, Melanie Makes readers! I’m Jenn from Deliciously Sprinkled and I’m so excited to be guest posting for Melanie while she enjoys her family after the birth of her sweet baby. I’m all about quick, easy and delicious recipes, like these Frosty Orange Cookies recipe I’m sharing with all of you today.
These light, fresh, and citrusy cookies make a perfect spring or summer dessert. My mom and I would always make these Frosty Orange Cookies for Easter brunch, they are a family favorite. They have a soft, airy, cake-like texture to them, almost like a cupcake top.
These frosty orange cookies are soft, airy, with a cake-like texture to them, almost like a cupcake top. They are made with 1 can of mandarin oranges, which makes them bursting with orange flavor.
And for an extra kick of orange, I top each cookie with orange buttercream frosting. These cookies are great plain too but the orange frosting just takes these cookies to a whole new level of orange goodness.
Here are a couple baking tips before you get started:
- It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to make sure that you really whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together. You want the flour mixture to be light and fluffy. Also, when adding the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, you don’t want to over mix the dough meaning you still want to see some flour in the dough. Over-mixing leads to flat, dense cookies and no one likes a flat cookie.
- The cookie dough batter will be VERY thick but that is how it should be. Also, I like to use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto my prepared baking pan. No need to roll these cookies into a ball just drop them on the cookie sheet and bake. Easy peasy!
- For the frosting, I like to use orange juice but you could use the juice from the mandarin oranges, either way, the frosting is delicious. And don’t forget to top the frosting with orange SPRINKLES!
These Frosted Orange Cookies have been a family favorite and I hope that they become your family favorite, as well. Enjoy and happy baking! 🙂