Recipe for Christmas Orange Cookies

It’s that time of year, when all the baking begins. This is one of our favorite cookies to make. One bite into these and it feels and tastes like Christmas. A slight citrus taste and oh so moist.

After mixing everything together I put the dough in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. It seems to make them fluffier.

I added some dried cranberries to this batch and they tasted so good.

The citrus smell of the glaze makes the whole house smell amazing!

Sometimes I add some orange candy on top to help dress them up and let people know what flavor they are.

Christmas Orange Cookies

These cookies have an orange flavor that makes you think of the holidays with the first bite.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies


  • Mixer
  • Oven


  • 1 C margerine softened
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 4 1/2 C flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 C sour milk put one teaspoon vinegar in milk
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 orange use juice and grated rind


  • 2 1/4 C confectioners sugar
  • 1 orange use juice and grated rind


  • Cream margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs and salt
  • Add flour and baking powder alternately with sour milk. Mixing well after each addition.
  • Add soda dissolved in juice of one orange, stir in the rind.
  • Drop by spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 12 minutes.
  • Remove to wire rack to cool completely.


  • Combine confectioners sugar with juice and rind of an orange.
  • Mix well and frost the cookies.


I make sure all of my ingredients are at room temperature before mixing.

I hope you like this recipe, let me know if you make them. I always love to hear feedback good or bad.

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