Glazed Orange Cookies

So, there’s this older man named Ted who goes to my church. Guess what he’s “famous” around the church for. His baking! I think it’s the cutest thing when men, especially older ones, bake.

Ted made glazed orange cookies for my church’s vacation Bible school in June and they were a hit. I knew I had to make them for my brother’s wedding.

Ted handed over the recipe and I was intrigued. It calls for an orange, rind and all, to be pureed in a food processor.

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If you enjoy anything orange flavored, you’ll love these cookies. Ted informed me that lemons (or even limes–if you like your cookies tart) can be substituted for oranges in this recipe–just make sure to remove the seeds.
glazed orange cookies
Glazed Orange Cookies
Recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 naval orange, pureed in food processor. Rind and all!

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to combine. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, eggs, and oranges.
3. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients and drop teaspoon-sized dough balls (will be mushy!) onto ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes and cool completely. Glaze recipe follows.

Orange Cookie Glaze
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. grated orange peel
4-8 Tbs. orange juice

1. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a saucepan. Stir in orange peel and powdered sugar.
2. Stir in orange juice 1 tablespoon at a time.
3. Stir until smooth and glaze cookies. Enjoy!

Note: Make sure to use a naval orange because it’s seedless.


  1. That’s so cool that the older man at church bakes and was nice enough to share his recipe. Those cookies look really delicious. I bet everyone at VBS devoured them.

  2. Mmm, they sound great. I made a Spanish orange cake which called for three whole oranges, rind and all, to be boiled and then blended. It works really well. I think I’m going to have to make these cookies. They look delicious! 🙂

  3. I just pinned this recipe! I’ve been looking for a new cookie to try, and these are it! Ha, ha. They look SO yummy. Thanks for sharing!!

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