April ’11: Orange Cake, Orange Juice Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Orange cake, with orange glazing
  • Orange juice peanut butter cookies

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Orange cake

with orange glazing

Messed up the glazing😡 , but this cake disappeared within a day in my house! Note: Don’t cut out the sugar from the glazing!

Ingredients:

Unbleached all-purpose flour………………………..2 cups
Sugar………………………………………………………………1/2 cup
Baking powder………………………………………………..2 teaspoons
Salt………………………………………………………………….1 teaspoon
Egg…………………………………………………………………..1
Orange juice, concentrate……………………………….3/4 cup
Vegetable oil…………………………………………………….1/3 cup
Milk…………………………………………………………………..1/4 cup
Cinnamon………………………………………………………….1 teaspoon
Orange essence………………………………………………..1/2 teaspoon
Grated orange peel………………………………………….1 tablespoon

Settings:

Temp: 350F; Time: 30-35 minutes

Glazing

Ingredients:

Butter……………………………………………1/4 cup
Sugar………………………..…………………..2/3 cup
Orange juice, concentrate…………….1/3 cup
Orange essence…………………………….1 teaspoon

Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and orange juice over medium heat. Stir frequently until the sugar and butter are dissolved. Remove from the heat and pour over a warm cake.

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Orange Juice Peanut Butter cookies

It’s not oversweet, but I think the peanut butter overwhelmed the orange flavour.

Ingredients:

Unbleached all-purpose flour………………………..2 cups
Baking powder……………………………………………….1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda…………………………………………………….3/4 teaspoon
Salt…………………………………………………………………1/4 teaspoon
Butter……………………………………………………………..1/2 cup
Peanut butter………………………………………………….1/2 cup
Brown sugar…………………………………………………….3/4 cup
Egg……………………………………………………………………1
Orange juice, concentrate………………………………..1/4 cup
Grated orange rind…………………………………………..1 tablespoon
Cinnamon………………………………………………………….1/2 teaspoon

Directions:

Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add the sugar. Blend well.

Add the egg and blend until smooth. Blend in the grated orange rind.

Add the flour mixture alternately with the orange juice. Blend well.

Cover dough and chill until firm. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

With the fingers, roll out balls of dough. Place well apart on the cookie sheets, as they will spread.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until they move easily on the pan.

Cool on racks. Enjoy!

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