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Orange-Fig Drops

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Active Time:  10 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
  Makes about 36 cookies
This recipe includes several alternate ingredients. Create your own version by using a mixture of dried fruits, or use apple juice in place of orange juice or milk.
For the Cookies:
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons orange juice or milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup snipped dried figs or pitted dates, or raisins
For the Icing:
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice
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In a mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the cinnamon, orange peel, and baking soda; beat till combined. Beat in the egg, honey, and orange juice or milk till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in figs, dates, or raisins.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or till lightly browned. Remove cookies and cool on wire racks.

In a small mixing bowl stir together powdered sugar and enough of the orange juice to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle cookies with icing.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 36 cookies
Calories: 93
Fat. Total: 3g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 16g
Sodium: 20mg
% Cal. from Fat: 29%
Cholesterol: 6mg
Protein: 1g
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Rating: 1
by: Debby Reviewed: 09/06/2014
I made one batch and split it to add chopped dates to one and chopped figs to the other. I didn't have orange peel on hand so I used orange extract. They both came out delicate and light to eat. This would make a great tea cookie. The frosting is also good and the cookies taste even better frosted. I would make this again.
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