Orange Cookies

1/4 cup Butter, unsalted; softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon orange rind; grated
1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
few drops food coloring; yellow and red

In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add orange rind, mix well, add remaining ingredients- flour, salt and baking soda.

Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth.

Divide in half. Wrap separately and chill until firm (about 1 hour).

Shape each half into an 8″ log. Roll logs in colored sugar to coat. Wrap and chill until hard (about 3 hours or overnight).

Icing
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice

Butter and flour Easy-Bake Oven pans.
Unwrap and slice dough into 1/4″ rounds.

Place 2 rounds in each prepared pan.
Bake in Easy-Bake Oven until beginning to brown at edges (about 20 minutes).

Cool pans on wire rack.

While cookies are baking mix icing and add to warm cookies.

Icing:
Mix confectioners sugar and orange juice. When cookies are done, transfer to wire racks.
Brush cookies with icing and let cool.
Makes 72 Cookies

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