Orange Cookies Recipe

Orange Cookies

This recipe calls for a small amount of orange juice concentrate, the rest can be used to make juice. Frost with orange frosting and decorate with ganache, if desired.
2 hours 30 minutes
10 minutes
3 hours
Makes about 12 cookies
Orange Cookies Recipe
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 1/4 cup Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, chilled, cut into 16 pieces
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice Concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon Water
Pulse in food processor to combine, about 4 pulses:
Confectioners' sugar
Baking soda

Butter, chilled, cut into 16 pieces

Pulse until mixture resembles large crumbs, about 12 long pulses.

Blend together and add to flour mixture:
Orange juice concentrate, thawed

Pulse until dough comes together, adding 1 more tablespoon water if dough is too crumbly. Gather dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours before rolling.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Orange Frosting

With an electric mixer, beat together 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter, 1 pound confectioners' sugar, 3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice, and 1/2 teaspoon orange extract until smooth.