I dont’ know how Grandma Myers would feel about this, but I have adapted her Orange cookie recipe to make it Vegan and Gluten Free. Orange cookies were always one of our favorite things about a trip to Grandma’s house. She always made so many we got to eat them there and she sent some home with us. I have also cut her recipe in half because the original made 4 dozen. Wow!!!
Grandma’s Orange Cookies(Makes about 2 dozen)
For Cookies:3/4 Cup Agave Syrup1/2 Cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter1/4 Cup Soymilk1/2 Orange (Rind and Juice)1/4 Cup Applesauce2 Cups Gluten Free Flour1/2 tsp Baking Soda1/2 tsp Baking Powder
For Icing1/2 Box Confectioners Sugar (1/2 lb)1/2 tsp butter1/2 Orange (Rind and Juice)
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees*In a large bowl, mix butter and agave.*Add applesauce*In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients. Then add to rest alternating with soymilk.*Next add rind and juice. (If batter is too runny add more flour 1 Tbsp at a time. Should be the consistency of pancake batter)*Spoon onto cookie sheet, about 1 Tbsp in size. Space out well as these will spread.*Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes*Place on cooling rack or wax paper until cool.*Mix all icing ingredients together*Spread onto cooled cookies.