Orange Refrigerator Cookies Recipe

Summary

Servings6Cuisine
CourseMethod
Dish

Ingredients

 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Egg1
 Evaporated milk2 Tablespoon
 Orange rind1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Baking powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 425 Calories from Fat 165

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.8%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g24.1%

Trans Fat 2.2 g

Cholesterol 36.7 mg

Sodium 278.8 mg11.6%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.1%

Sugars 25.8 g

Protein 6 g11.5%

Vitamin A 1.4% Vitamin C 8.7%

Calcium 12.2% Iron 12.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cream shortening, gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add egg, beating well.
Add evaporated milk, orange rind, and vanilla, beating well.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
Shape dough into two 12- x 2-inch rectangles.
Place pecan halves lengthwise down the center of each rectangle, fold sides of dough tightly over pecans, forming logs.
Wrap logs in waxed paper; chill at least 2 hours.
Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices, place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool cookies on wire racks.
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