Orange Cookie Recipe

Cayden Johnson, Rampage Editor-in-Chief

Toss out your basic apple pies and pumpkin spice lattes! This orange cookie recipe is unique and delicious. My family and I make this every fall and it is always something we look forward to. Enjoy!

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ c sugar
  • ¾ c shortening
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 oranges 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ c flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, powder, soda, and vanilla.
  • Using a cheese grater, collect the rind of one orange and add into the mixture.
  • Slice the orange, squeeze the juice out and mix in.
  • Add shortening and flour.
  • Mix and smash together until there are no lumps. 
  • Add more flour if mixture is runny (it should be somewhat thick).
  • Place ping pong sized balls on a cookie sheet spaced about 2 inches from each other.
  • Place in oven for 12-15 minutes.

Icing Ingredients

  • One orange
  • 1 T butter
  • Powdered sugar


  • In a medium mixing bowl, place the juice and rind of other orange.
  • Add butter. 
  • Mix in powdered sugar until the mixture is thick.
  • Spread icing onto cookies (make sure they are cool!) until the entire surface area is covered.
Ingredients used include flour, sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking powder, and oranges. Cayden Johnson photo.
Add ingredients for cookies into a large mixing bowl. Cayden Johnson photo.
Squeeze the juice out of the orange and add to the cookie mixture, also use a cheese grader and include the rind! Cayden Johnson photo.
Once cookies are cool, add the icing! Try to cover the entire cookie while making sure the icing stays on. Cayden Johnson photo.