Holidays are coming around, so I’m gearing up for the large quantities of thematically linked baking.
First order up : Orange and Vanilla Sugar cookies! Easy recipe that makes lots of cookies, ideal to share in groups.
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 tablespoon orange zest
3/8 cup orange juice (juice of about 2 oranges, strained to remove pulp)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8. Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Line some baking sheets with parchment paper.
9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the underside if just barely golden. Allow to rest on the baking sheet while you roll out the next batch, so the residual heat finishes the cooking. Then remove to a cooling rack.