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Wanda's Orange Cookies (with lard, fresh orange juice; rolled in icing sugar)
Originated from: Italy and North America
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Taken from "Beary Delights" (Pierre De Coubertin School, 1996)

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For cookie dough
4 eggs
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
Grated orange
3/4 melted Crisco shortening [lard]
16 oz (2 cups) sugar
40 oz (5 cups) flour

For rolling
Icing sugar
Maraschino cherries, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix eggs and sugar.

Add shortening and orange juice.

Add baking powder and flour.

Shape into balls; roll in icing sugar.

Press very lightly with fork.

Decorate with maraschino cherries.

Bake in center of oven for approximately 25 minutes until done.


The recipe in this entry was first published in "Beary Delights" a cookbook put together by the staff at Pierre De Coubertin School in St.Leonard, Quebec. The private publication was printed in 1996; it was used to raise funds. The cookie recipe was contributed for the use in "Beary Delights" by Norma Racz. A staff member, who recently retired from his job at Pierre de Coubertin School, suggested that the recipes published in "Beary Delights" could be re-printed on this website. Photo: Mary Melfi.

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