Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Orange and Cinnamon Cookie-Cookie # 4 of 12 weeks of cookies

Ok, this is going to be a short one, just because honestly I'm tired and have been fighting with my 5 year old and it has upset me. If it is like this now, what the hell am I going to do when she is 12???? UGH!! Anyway on to this weeks cookie. This is my fourth cookie of the 12 cookies of Christmas and it is pretty simple but the aroma it gives off is extraordinary. It smells like Christmas Potpurri in your house, like one of those Yankee candles we all buy this time of year...the cinnamon and the orange make this an irresistable cookie. The recipe comes from Canary Girl, I'm not sure how much she still blogs, but it is worth a trip to check out her older posts, they look so good. On to the recipe:

Christmas Cinnamon and Orange Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
zest from 1 orange
1/4 cup orange juice ( from the orange I zested)
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
Line baking sheets with parchmant paper.
Baet 1 cup sugar with the shortening,egg,vanilla and orange zest.
Add Orange juice, flour,salt and baking soda. It will look like this. Can you see the zest?

Shape dough into walnut sized balls.
Roll into reserved cinnamon sugar and press onto prepared cookie sheets with a glass dipped in cinnamon sugar.

Bake 10-15 minutes- until lightly golden.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

I wish you all could smell these. They smell like the holidays and it is something a little different from the regular Cookie tray cookie.

So if you are looking for something new, something a little out of the ordinary, look no further, they are right here. Make them and take deep breaths, and smell the holidays.....
Please check out April, Barbara, Megan,Kim and Megan to see what they have in store for you....


  1. Cinnamon and orange go great together! These sounds fantastic!

  2. I can almost smell them just by looking at the picture! They look wonderful!

  3. I argue with my 8 year old terrible (when did they start getting attitutes so younger?) and I'm not looking forward to the teenage years for sure! Your cookies sound wonderful :)

  4. Cookie sounds great. They look like a snickerdoodle.

  5. Sounds a bit different with the orange and so I will add these to my list of must try cookies for the holiday. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I can almost smell the orange and the cinnamon...

  7. I can almost smell the orange and the cinnamon...

  8. What an interesting combination of flavors!

  9. I haven't tried orange with cinnamon, but I know I'd love it. I can just imagine how amazing your house smelled!

  10. Wow! Sounds like a great combo! Are you just freezing all your Christmas cookies in ziploks?
    Do you notice much flavor loss?

  11. I love the picture of the cookie dough ball! Bet the house smelled terrific!!!

  12. I love those Yankee candles - and this is definitely a more tasty version!

  13. These looks so soft and delicious! Love the orange and cinnamon flavors - I bet they smell real yummy!

  14. "smell the holidays" that sounds so enticing!
    Orange and cinnamon are two of my favorites. I'm sure they will be a hit at my house.

    Happy Halloween!

  15. An intriguing flavor combination. I would like to try a stack, grins.

  16. They sound like the perfect addition to a cookie tray.. Different flavors orange and cinnamon. And they look so pretty.

  17. Yum- I bet this does make the whole house smell delicious. Sounds like a great cookie for the cookie tray :D

  18. wonderful combo of flavors, these look great!!

  19. I love the idea of these orange-infused snickerdoodles. So delicious!

    The terrible fives are a rough age. Granted, so are the terrible twelves. And thirteens. But I think that probably it depends on the child. I learned to pick my battles with my mom pretty early on and so we only fought about very select and strategically planned thing, so it wasn't so bad ;)

  20. They look very pretty and sound like a flavorful cookie too! I'm making your pot roast today and looking forward to eating it tonight!!

  21. Another winner! I bet those are killer...

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