But despite the terrible trials of winter, we always get fruit baskets from friends. My brother sends us orange and grapefruit boxes from Florida. DELICIOUS. So, to me, winter also means orange season! California's orange season is around January and we get some incredible citrus up this way.
So, I made clementine sugar cookies and FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES. But I' going to share the recipe anyway because it was so delicious. And I'm adding free pics from Pixabay, my favorite free picture site.
Preheat oven to 350F
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tsp orange zest
2 TBS clementine juice
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add vanilla, butter, orange zest, clementine juice, egg. Mix thoroughly.
2 cups powdered sugar
dash of salt
3 TBS clementine juice
This still isn't what they looked like but it's a little closer. So, bake at 350F for about 7 minutes. I made mine about the size of a silver dollar because I think they're so cute.
Remove from the oven and glaze with the celementine topping. It should be thin, not like a frosting.
Next time I'll get pictures!
I hope you're all surviving the long winter and feel free to stop by my author page at Mary Jane Hathaway!