Frosted Orange Drop Cookies

Frosted Orange Drop Cookies

    Source: Health for Victory Club (WWII vintage)

    1/2 cp shortening
    1 cp. sugar
    1 egg
    3 cps sifted enriched all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 cp sour milk or buttermilk
    1 orange ground whole (approximately 1/2 cp

    Instructions

    1 - Cream shortening, add sugar, then egg.
    2 - Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with the milk
    to the creamed mixture. 3 - Add ground orange.
    4 - Mix thoroughly then drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
    5 - Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

    Orange Frosting

    2 cps confectioner's sugar
    1/2 orange, ground
    1 tbsp melted butter or fortified margerine

    Mix all thoroughly and spread on cookies