Melt-in-Your Mouth Orange Krispies

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It's a SNOW day in Vermont and with 2 feet of snow on the ground and still snowing, it is the perfect time to make my "Melt-in-Your Mouth Orange Krispies!"

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 Cup Crisco Shortening (1 Stick)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Orange Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup King Arthur Flour All Purpose Flour
  • Orange Sprinkles

Step 2: Pre-Heat Your Oven

  • Check your oven to make sure it's EMPTY!
  • Set your oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 3: Mix and Measure

Mix together the stick of shortening and the salt until well mixed.

Step 4: Cream It!

Cream or mix together the salt and the shortening until it is fluffy.

Step 5: Cookies on the Sheet

  • Cover your cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking spray.
  • Drop your cookies by teaspoonful onto the cookie sheets.

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Step 6: Mix the ESOE!

  • Add to your creamed shortening/salt mixture:
    • Egg
    • 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Orange Extract
    • 1 C. Sugar
    • 1 1/2 C. Flour

Step 7: Sprinkle Your Cookies

Lightly sprinkle the cookies BEFORE you bake them with Orange Sprinkles!

Step 8: Into the Oven

  • Place large cookie sheet into the oven.
  • For best results, only bake one level of sheets at a time.

Step 9: Cool Off the Cookies!

  • Take your cookie sheet out of the oven and place on the counter to cool for 2 min.
  • After 2 min., take the cookies off the cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.

Step 10: REPEAT and CLEAN UP!

  • Continue those steps until all cookie dough is used up about 4 dozens bite size cookies!
  • Store the leftover cookies in an air-tight container. (If you haven't eaten them all!)
  • Clean up and put your recipe away!
    • Just as an option for future cookies - extract flavors and sprinkle colors can be changed out to depending on the season! For example, raspberry extract and red sprinkles for Valentine's Day.

Step 11: EAT AND ENJOY!

  • Now you deserve a cup of tea and a melt-in-your mouth orange krispie!
  • After all....life is short - eat dessert first!
  • Enjoy the rest of your SNOW day!

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    5 Discussions

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    ceknight

    8 months ago on Introduction

    Yummy!!! I can attest to their goodness. Great job!

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    BryantG7

    8 months ago

    Great instructions ---like the format. Yeah to snow days and cookies!

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    KathyE55

    8 months ago

    The juxtaposition of snowy scenes highlighted the melt-in-your-mouth yumminess of these treats! Nice touch! I was dying to put a few dark chocolate morsels atop each cookie...orange and chocolate rock!