Orange Cookies for Halloween

Posted on: October 28th, 2011 by missycoppage No Comments

orange cookies

This recipe was previously posted in a different form.  Click here for the Gluten Free version!

This is the way I prefer to make them.  I try to balance out the unhealthy sugar and butter by using whole wheat flour and fresh oranges.  Add a little food coloring to the icing and some holiday colored sprinkles and you’ve got a treat for any holiday including the upcoming Halloween!!

Grandma’s Orange Cookies for Halloween

(makes 3-4 dozen)


2 Cups Raw Sugar

1 Cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter

1/2 Cup Unsweetend Applesauce

1 Cup Almond Milk

4 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 Small orange, rind and juice

For Icing:

1 Box Confectioners Sugar (1 LB)

1 tsp Earth Balance Vegan Butter

1 small Orange, rind and juice

*Optional–Food Coloring (red and yellow to make orange for halloween)

*Optional–Vegan Chocolate Sprinkles



*Preheat oven to 350 degrees
*In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar.
*Add applesauce
*In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients.  Then add to large bowl with butter/sugar mix, alternating with soymilk.
*Next, using a grater, and rind from whole orange. Then add 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 8-10 minutes (will be soft, but a little brown around edges)
*Place on cooling rack or wax paper until cool.
*Mix all icing ingredients together (not sprinkles)
*Spoon about 1 tsp into center of each cooled cookie (make sure the cookies are cool or else the icing will not stick and harden).
*(If using sprinkles add to top before icing hardens).

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