rachel hollis recipe

My mom has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember and everyone who has ever had one of her sugar cookies will tell you… it’s the best recipe ever! The key ingredient? Orange zest! It adds this perfect little kick to the cookie and makes it a delightful treat with an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Watch the video for the how-to then scroll on down for the recipe. ~Rachel 

ingredients for orange sugar cookies

Start by pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees.Then combine Crisco, orange zest, eggs, milk, sugar and baking powder. creaming shortening and sugar

eggs sugar and butter

orange zest for sugar cookiesOnce your dough is all combined it’s time to roll it out. Some people like to use a floured surface but I put my dough in the center of two sheets of wax paper. This way my rolling pin doesn’t get dirty and I can hold the wax paper in place with my hip against the counter. Seems silly but that’s how I’ve always done it.

the chic site sugar cookie recipe

Once you’ve rolled your dough out (about a half an inch thick) dip your cookie cutter into flour so it won’t stick and use it to cut out the cookies.

parchment paper for rolling cookies

Your Sugar Cookies go into the oven for 10 minutes at 350 and should be cooled on a wire rack. Let me know what you think!

easy holiday sugar cookies 

Sugar Cookies with Orange Zest
The perfect sugar cookie is made better by I kick or citrus... no icing required!
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  1. Zest from 2 Medium Oranges
  2. 1 1/3 Cup of Butter Flavored Crisco
  3. 1 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  4. 1 Tsp of Vanilla
  5. 2 Eggs
  6. 8 Tsp of Milk
  7. 4 Cups of Flour
  8. 3 Tsp of Baking Powder
  1. Mix together Eggs, Vanilla, Milk, Citrus, Sugar, Crisco until well combined.
  2. Add in Flour slowly until completely combined.
  3. Roll out cookies on a floured surface (or between two pieces of wax paper) until cookies are about
  4. 1/2" thick.
  5. Dip cookie cutter into flour to prevent it sticking.
  6. Use cookie cutter to cut out cookies
  7. Place on a well greased cookie sheet
  8. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
  9. Place on wire rack to cool
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