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Orange Pumpkin Cookies


Makes about 36

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired

For the Orange Glaze
1-1/2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 375ยบ. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg, pumpkin, orange juice, and orange peel. Beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat until combined. Stir in nuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated oven 12 to 14 minutes until edges are set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread each cookie with about 1/2 tsp Orange Glaze.

ORANGE GLAZE: In medium bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice and 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel until smooth.

Note: From alt.cookies.yum.yum.yum, contributed by minnie.

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Reviews of Orange Pumpkin Cookies:

1-4 of 4 reviews  

  Yuletide Mama in Michigan  Nov 26, 2009
Would make this again.
This is a family favorite but we add twice as many nuts to ours. Yes, it's a wet, sticky dough and they bake up in unusual shapes no matter how hard you try to shape them, but these are the first cookies we make each season when the pumpkins hit the shelves.
The combination of orange and pumpkin and walnut is wonderfully sunny and warm!
(Yield is about 3-4 dozen cookies depending on the size)
5 stars

  Daan in California  Dec 23, 2008
Would make this again.
I'd make this again, simply because the base batter is an excellent all purpose batter. It might not make the best cookies, but it has applications as a topping, (if you leave out the flour), a cake, or as rather odd cookies.
Could also be good as pie filler if you adjusted the recipe slightly.
However the glaze is rather nasty...
I would suggest that you make your own glaze, and not follow the directions for the one in this recipe.
3 stars

  Brenna in Minnesota  Dec 14, 2008
Would not make this again.
It should be against the law to have this recipe on here. These were nothing but big glopes of NASTY, I wouldn't even feed them to my dog. 1 star

  A cookie baker in alaska  Oct 30, 2008
Would not make this again.
wow i looks good but i need more time for setting up so i cut back on the time and it tast better that way and you have to have more cake and i have to make more so i gess that i will nt make it again 2 stars

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