Friday, November 26, 2010

Rolled Orange Juice Balls

2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ cup shortening, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup orange juice
Confectioner’s sugar, sifted


Preheat oven to 350 F. Cookie sheet, lightly greased. In a medium bowl, mix together flour and baking powder.

In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternately with orange juice, beating constantly until soft, sticky dough forms.

Scoop out dough 1 tablespoon at a time and roll into confectioner’s sugar until it forms a ball. Place balls about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Immediately transfer to wire racks to cool.