• 6 TB spoons butter, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 egg, at room temperature
• 1/3 cup orange juice
• 1 teaspoon orange zest
• 1/8 teaspoon orange extract
• 1 1/2 cup flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup powdered sugar
• 1 TB spoon orange juice
• 1 TB spoon butter, melted
• 1 TB spoon cream cheese, softened
• 1 teaspoon orange zest

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper( or use copper mat).
• In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 1 minutes until well combined.
• Add an egg.
• Next beat in the orange juice, zest and orange extract.
• In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
• Add to the wet ingredients and mix together on medium speed until combined.
• Drop one heaping tablespoon full of dough onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. (You should end up with 24 cookies.)
• Bake for 10 minutes.
• Remove and allow to cool on baking sheet for few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
• Add the powdered sugar, orange juice, melted butter and softened cream cheese to a bowl.
• A drop of orange extract is also delicious in the icing..
• Dip the top of the cookies in the icing then place back on the wire rack to allow icing to harden.
• Garnish with a little extra orange zest to make them pretty.

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