Soft Baked Orange Sugar Cookies are soft sugar cookies that burst with orange flavor and are sure to be your new favorite sweet treat.
For the majority of my existence, I have not had an overwhelming love of the flavor orange and writing a recipe for Soft Baked Orange Sugar Cookies was the furthest thing from my mind. It’s nothing personal, I have just always been able to simply take it or leave it without a second thought. Take an orange, for example .. I never think to pick up oranges at the store but then when I do eat an orange (some random orange-eating day) then I wonder why I never pick up oranges because they are delicious and then just as fast, the thought is gone. I mean, I don’t even like the color Orange and before anyone even says it, it is NOT because I am a Florida State fan. Orange is just a flavor I never think about.
Enter Big Scary Mike …. Mike LOVES anything orange (except the color because he WILL profile based on football team loyalty). So in my attempt to be a good wife, over the years I have tried to keep an open mind and bring various orange flavored things into his world. Somewhere along the line, my Orange Switch was flipped and now I am a true, full-blown orange addict with a side of orange frosting, please! Life is funny like that sometimes.
Now that we have our little back-story in place, lets move into the present. My mom gave me a recipe for a this weird little orange cookie to make at Christmas time and although it honestly is one of my favorite cookies… it’s odd. It doesn’t mean to be odd but is just is and that being said, probably will not be a huge hit on the Christmas Cookie Top 40, if you know what I mean. It has like maybe three ingredients to it, it’s weird to form into a ball… it’s just an odd little cookie that only odd little people like me will probably like. So in my quest for all that is orange flavored, I decided we needed to have a non-weird orange Christmas cookie that would please and delight the average cookie chomper and also be jam-packed with flavor. And be soft.. soft sugar cookies deliciously chewy… mmmm… a soft baked orange sugar cookie of epic proportions that will go down as the most amazing orange Christmas cookie OF ALL TIME.
Ok.. I might have let that one run away from me.
If you are not a fan of orange, leave it out. This is an amazing sugar cookie recipe on its own and the cookies come out chewy and soft and absolutely perfect in every way. If you do want to add a different flavor,the possibilities are endless. Almond, lemon, peppermint… go crazy!! Don’t forget to try my Soft Chocolate Sugar Cookies and especially my Pink Sugar Cookies .. yum!!!
Give this recipe a try and I’m sure these Soft Baked Orange Sugar Cookies will quickly become one of your favorites too.
Happiness and blessings!