2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
2/3 cups butter or margarine, softened
¾ cups sugar
2 oranges -grated peel
3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
Chopped nuts, shredded or flaked coconut, colored sugar crystals, cinnamon sugar, etc., for topping.
Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls, or 3 x 1/2-inch logs or roll to a 1/8-inch thickness and cut with lightly floured cookie cutters.
Roll or sprinkle cookies with chopped nuts, coconut, etc. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350º F for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.
Makes 12 servings