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Soft Orange Marmalade Cookies

My family likes a soft cookie, and this recipe is one of their favorites. The frosting is so pretty and the marmalade is flavorful, plus it keeps the cookies nice and tender. —Margaret Peterson, Forest City, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    6-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine sour cream and orange marmalade; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butter and marmalade. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until blended. Frost cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 88 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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