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YIELDS:

60 servings

PREP TIME:

0 hours 20 mins

COOK TIME:

0 hours 12mins

TOTAL TIME:

0 hours 32mins

ingredients

1/2 cup shortening

1 Cup Lankato or Swerve granulated sugar substitute

2 large eggs

1/2 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice

2 Tbsp. grated orange zest

2-1/2 Cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 Tsps. baking powder

1/2 Tsp. kosher salt

ICING:

2 Cups Swerve confectioners’ sugar substitute

1/4 cup orange juice

Orange Sprinkles (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a standing mixer, mix the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.  Add the orange juice and zest and mix into the mix. 

3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt until well combined.  

4. Slowly add to the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and beat until well combined.

5. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks and let them cool. 

6. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar and OJ until smooth. Spoon on top of each cookie and let drip down the sides.  Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.  Let the icing set and serve on a platter.

NOTE: Since my friends and neighbors give me bags and bags of oranges in the winter, I’m always looking for ways to use them.  These cookies are so “orangey” and easy to make.  As usual, I look for ways to cut some of the calories and I just substituted Swerve sugar substitute in both the cookie and the icing.  Tastes great and saves a ton of calories and points for my WW friends.

I don’t use a lot of “sprinkles” when I bake but I was sharing with neighbors who have kids and they loooove sprinkles.  (Come to think of it, so do the adults!!!)

A few notes on these cookies.  They don’t get brown so be sure to test them with a toothpick.  If the toothpick is inserted into the middle of the cookie and comes out clean, the cookie is done.  Let them cool completely before you ice them and immediately add the sprinkles so they stick.  Wrap them up in cute little cellophane bags if giving them as gifts…just for fun.  Enjoy!  For other orange recipes, be sure to check out my favorite 5 recipes using Fresh Oranges here.

 

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