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Orange Sliced Cookies

Orange Sliced Cookies
 
3/4 Cups Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs, beatern
2 tsp. Grated Orange Zest
3 1/2 Cups Flour
3 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 Cup Milk
2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl cream shortening and sugar, add beaten eggs, milk, orange zest & orange juice.  Sift dry ingredients together in medium bowl, add to creamed mixture gradually. 
On a lightly floured surface, roll cookie dough into a log.  Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 1 hour.  Slice cookies 1/4" thick, place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.
Yield 4 dozen
 
Orange Flavored Frosting
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups confectioners' sugar
4 to 5 Tbsp. orange juice (approximately)
1 1/2 tsp. finely grated orange peel
pinch of salt
 
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