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Orange Meltaway Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Orange Meltaway Cookies

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, Meltaway Cookies, Meltaways, Orange Meltaway Cookies, Orange Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 36


For The Orange Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Zest from one orange

For The Orange Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice


For The Orange Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together, set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until creamy.

  4. Add egg and orange zest. Mix until combined.

  5. Mix flour into sugar mixture, a little at a time, making sure to mix well between additions.

  6. Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, place each cookie on baking sheet 2 inches apart.

  7. Flatten each cookie a little with the back of a small measuring cup or a smooth cup

  8. Pop in the oven and bake for 8 1/2 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for a couple minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

For The Orange Icing

  1. In a small bowl, mix powder sugar and orange juice together until combined.

  2. Spoon a little icing on top of each cookie and garnish with orange zest, optional. Let set and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Novice Chef