1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 of a 6 ounce can frozen
orange concentrate thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 recipe Orange Frosting
finely shredded orange peel
In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on a
medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and soda; beat until
combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, juice concentrate and
vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Drop dough by rounded
inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degrees oven about 8
minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely. Spread cooled cookies with
Orange frosting. If desired, sprinkle frosted cookies with finely shredded
orange peel. Makes 36.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir
half of a 6 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate,
thawed and 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel. Beat
in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar to make of spreading