This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Marilyn Ruane & Donna [Miller] Unger - friend)
6 tsp. baking powder
2 sticks butter (softened)
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
6 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
the juice from 1/2 of a fresh orange
the grated zest from the peel of 1/2 of a fresh orange
In a mixer add butter, white sugar and eggs--beat. Add salt, baking powder--
beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Add vanilla, orange juice, and orange zest--
beat. Remove mixer bowl from stand--use your hands to knead the cookie
dough in the bowl until batter is smooth. Take a teaspoonful of the dough at a
time, roll it into a ball and then shape it (patting it down) into an oval shape
(sort of like the shape of an egg). Place cookie dough on to UNgreased
cookie sheets--repeat with all dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.
Cool completely, then frost using our frosting recipe:
1/2 box Domino's Powdered Sugar (1 lb. size)
1 stick Parkay margarine
2 tsp imitation vanilla
1.5 TBSP milk
Feed in mixer. The longer you beat it the creamier it gets. Use food coloring
to make the color you desire.