Share Your Recipe Thursdays… {Frosted Orange Glaze Cookies}

August 15, 2012

This recipe came from the back of a flour bag.

I love anything citrus flavored and after trying out these yummy cookies with a lemon glaze from Katie at Sluiter Nation.

I figured, why not give the orange glaze ones a try.

The citrus flavor is so light and summery to me – perfect for these hot, humid days we’ve been having.


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons orange extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat butter and sugar, in a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed until creamy.

Add egg and orange extract, mixing well.

Gradually add the flour, mixing well.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls .

Place 2-inches apart on a greased baking sheet.

Dip a flat-bottomed glass into sugar and flatten balls.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.

Cool cookies completely before adding frosting.


2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1 teaspoon orange extract

1-2 tablespoons milk

Mix all ingredients well until spreading consistency. Spread on cookies. Let dry.


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  • May August 15, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    I have a very similar recipe that uses powdered sugar in place of the regular sugar. I will be anxious to give this version a try. They look light and perfect for summer.

    • Susi August 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      It has never occured to me to use powdered sugar instead of regular but why not? I may have to find some recipes and go for it. Thanks for stopping by.

  • TBM August 16, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I bet these are nice with a cup of tea

    • Susi August 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Yes, they were delicious with a nice cup of Earl Grey!

  • AnnMarie August 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

    These look delicious!

    • Susi August 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks. They tasted even better than they look!!! 😉

  • Helen August 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Oh my those look so tasty! I love frosted cookies. They’re such a treat.

    • Susi August 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      I love frosting too and have been playing around with different types of frosting. I may venture into the world of royal icing and fondant soon!

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell August 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Those most definitely sound delicious!!!! YUMMY!

    • Susi August 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      They most definitely were delicious!!! 🙂

  • Sarah K. (The Mama Pirate) August 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Yum. Those look delicious.

    I wish I could share a recipe. My idea of a recipe is: 1 box pasta roni, one can drained sliced mushrooms, and half a bag of Tyson Grilled and Ready chicken. Cook pasta by package directions, nuke chicken, then mix everything together and let sit for 5 minutes. Sprinkle shredded Italian blend cheese on each serving and serve with green beans on the side. And a salad if you’re feeling feisty.

    • Susi August 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Ha ha ha. We are foodies and we love to cook and try new things. I think it was passed down in my genes. My mom is an awesome cook and baker!