Orange Crisps II

Orange flavored buttery spritz cookies. If you like an orange chocolate combination, try sandwiching these cookies together with melted chocolate.

Yield

6 to 7 dozen

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 large egg

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add orange juice and grated orange rind. Beat in egg. Gradually add in flour mixture until well blended.

Place design plate on press and fill. Form cookies on ungreased baking sheets, 1 inch apart.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set and lightly brown. Remove from oven and cool for 1 minute. Remove cookies from baking sheet and place on wire cooling rack until cool.

Suggestion

Use heart design plate. Sprinkle with decorated sugar, or desired candies before baking.

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