Iced Orange Cookies

Ingredients:iced_orange

½ Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
½ Cup Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Grated Orange Peel
2 ½ Cups All-purpose Flour
1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Salt

Icing:

2 ¼ Cups Confectioner's Sugar
¼ Cup Orange Juice
2 Tablespoons Butter, melted

Cookie Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Cream the shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and beat until the dough is light and fluffy. Add the orange juice and peel and beat. Mixture will look curdled, which is all right. Add the baking powder and salt and mix. Add the flour and mix, forming a soft dough.

Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges of the cookies begin to brown. Cool the cookies completely then frost. Store cookies in an air-tight-container.

Frosting Directions:

Melt the butter then add the confectioner's sugar and orange juice. Stir or mix until smooth.