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.