Soft Baked Orange Sugar Cookies
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Soft Baked Orange Sugar Cookies

Soft Baked Orange Sugar Cookies | Soft Baked Orange Sugar Cookies are soft sugar cookies that burst with orange flavor and are sure to be your new favorite sweet treat. | A Wicked Whisk |
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 Cookies
Calories: 94.2kcal
Author: Heather - A Wicked Whisk


  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter cold
  • 2/3 cup shortening room temp
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 ounce orange extract
  • Zest of two oranges
  • Juice of 1/4 of an orange
  • 2 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Extra sugar for rolling .. natural sugar or colored sugar works really well.. about 1/3 cup


  • Cream together sugar, butter and shortening until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in your eggs one at a time and then your orange extract, orange zest and orange juice.
  • In a separate bowl, combine both of your flours, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients in small increments to your butter mixture until all of your dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Chill batter in the refrigerator for 1 hr or you can place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet with non-stick spray or cover in parchment paper.
  • Add 1/3 cup of sugar to a separate bowl for rolling.
  • Remove and then roll dough into 1 inch balls and then roll the balls through the extra sugar.
  • Place cookies on the cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.. no more, no less! They will seem under-cooked but trust me, they will firm up as they cool.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 1 minute before moving the cookies to a cooling rack
  • Once cooled, store cookies in an airtight container




Serving: 48ea | Calories: 94.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 9.7mg | Sodium: 47.5mg | Potassium: 18.7mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 7.8g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg