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Marmalade Chews

I live in the heart of citrus country and think this cookie really captures that area's flavor. Orange marmalade, juice and peel give the cookie and frosting a delightful tropical taste. —Shirleene Wilkins, Lake Placid, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in marmalade and, if desired, pecans.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, butter and orange zest until blended. Add enough orange juice to reach spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 58 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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