Saturday, March 9, 2013

Whole Orange Sugar Cookies - Sis 1

I won't lie to you and say that this recipe is good for you, but it is a lot better than normal sugar cookies. It also has a great orange flavor and stays soft and chewy for days (no need for frosting, but you can use it if you want). If you like cakey sugar cookies, though, it may not be what you want.

Whole Orange Sugar Cookies

1 whole orange, washed, but not peeled
4 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
3 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
5 1/2 cups flour

Throw the orange in your blender and blend as well as possible. Add the eggs and blend until smooth. Scrape the orange and eggs into a large bowl, using a rubber spatula. Mix in remaining ingredients. Dough will be very soft. If you want to make drop sugar cookies, do that now. If you want to roll and cut the dough, chill it for at least an hour first.

Bake at 350 degrees farenheit for 8-10 minutes, or just until done. If you wait until the cookies start to turn golden brown, they'll be harder.