Frosted Orange Cookies
2 large navel oranges
1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
With a sharp paring knife, score each orange into quarters; remove peel. Use knife to remove white pith from peel. Use knife to remove white pith from peel and fruit; discard. Quarter oranges and place in a blender. Add peel; cover and process until smooth (mixture should measure 3/4 cup)
In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in milk and 6 tablespoons orange mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture until blended. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls two inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter and enough of the remaining orange mixture to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies.