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Nonna's simple orange cookies are piled together on a board dusted with powdered sugar.

Italian Orange Cookies - Biscotti All'Arancia

Slightly crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside, they remind me of orange flavored lady fingers.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Orange Zest
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cups Confectioners Sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using an electric mixer, combine the sugar and shortening and mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until the eggs are fully incorporated.
  • Pour the orange juice into the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and orange zest in a medium bowl.
  • With the mixer on low gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Beat for a minute or two and scrape down the sides to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Prepare a small bowl with powdered sugar.
    Drop of tablespoon of dough into the powdered sugar and roll the dough to coat it on all sides. Carefully shape the dough into an oval and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Lightly tap the dough with your fingers to slightly flatten the cookie.
    Repeat with the remaining dough. Make sure to leave about 2 inches between the cookies as they will rise and expand.
  • Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until the cookies are crinkled and lightly golden.


Serving: 36cookiesCalories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Nonna's Orange Cookies, Simple Orange Cookies
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