Grandma’s War Time Orange Drop Cookies are an old family favorite dating back to the second world war when rationing was in force. Grandma always came up with a great cookie for everyone enjoy!

Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies are an old family favorite dating back to the second world war when rationing was in force. Grandma always came up with a great cookie to enjoy!

Oh my goodness! Grandma’s War Time Orange Drop Cookies. So where did this recipe come from? It’s certainly an old one and the only history I have is that my Welsh grandmother was born in the late 1800’s. She was a mother to 10 children and A LOT of grandchildren!

My father was the 7th child born, in 1937. So at the time of the Second World War, my father would have been about 7 years old. You can imagine in those times, when rationing was in force, and you have a huge family to feed and lots of children wanting sweet things to eat, you had to get creative that’s for sure! My father used to tell me that when there was rationing, sugar was scarce, amongst many other ingredients, and so my grandma would make these cookies which don’t use sugar.

When I was around 10 years old, I was lucky enough to have some of Grandma’s War Time Orange Drop Cookies when I had gone for a visit. All I can say is they are absolutely delicious! My grandma at the time told me she would make these for all the children, and they would disappear before they even had time to cool!

Grandma’s War Time Orange Drop Cookies are easy to make and the texture is soft and chewy. So if you’re expecting a crunchy cookie, this isn’t it!

It’s soft and fluffy and bursting with orange. The smell when these are baking is really quite something.

These are very popular with the younger kiddies too because they are a softer cookie. They go so great with a glass of milk and at Christmas time or Easter, these would be a lovely addition to your cookie collection.

We’ve got a lovely collection of cookies on Lovefoodies so be sure to check them out and at the end of this recipe I’ll add some of our most popular ones for you to try too!

 

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Serves: 4 Dozen

Ingredients:
2 Tbs Orange Rind, grated
1/2 tsp Orange Flavoring
Juice of half an Orange
2/3 cup or 170 g Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups or 425 g Honey
1 Egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups or 310 g All Purpose Flour, sifted
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

This silicone cookie sheet is an essential for cookie making. It means your cookies don’t stick and it’s really easy to clean. You can use this over and over again so no need to buy parchment paper anymore! There’s also a pattern on it to show you where to place your cookies so you don’t overcrowd the baking mat.

Orange ingredients for Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.

Ingredients weighed and measured

 

2. Mix together the butter and honey.Mix butter and honey

 

Butter and honey in mixer creamed

3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add to the honey mixture and fold in beaten eggs, grated orange rind and orange juice.Cookie mixture after adding flour to show consistency

 

add orange rind and juice to cookie batter

 

4. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.combine all ingredients for Orange drop cookies

 

5. Drop the batter in teaspoonfuls and bake for about 8 – 10 minutes.use teaspoon and drop cookie batter on to baking sheet. Size as shown

 

6. When done, leave in baking tray for 5 minutes then place on a cooling rack until cool. Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk or a cup of coffee!cookies after baking

 

Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies are an old family favorite dating back to the second world war when rationing was in force. Grandma always came up with a great cookie to enjoy!

 

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Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies are an old family favorite dating back to the second world war when rationing was in force. Grandma always came up with a great cookie to enjoy!

 

Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies are an old family favorite dating back to the second world war when rationing was in force. Grandma always came up with a great cookie to enjoy!

 

Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies are an old family favorite dating back to the second world war when rationing was in force. Grandma always came up with a great cookie to enjoy!

 

Here’s a few more of our most popular cookie recipes for you to enjoy!

Banana Drop CookiesBanana Drop Cookies. Theses are a light fluffy cookie and great for using up those overripe bananas! Easy recipe too! | Lovefoodies.com

 

Peanut Drop CookiesGrandma's War Time Peanut Drop Cookies is an amazing vintage cookie recipe and still extremely popular today! Great for parties and holidays or just simply with a nice cool glass of milk or cup of coffee!

 



Coconut ThinsCoconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel,coconut and sweet then these little sweet treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients. | Lovefoodies.com

 

Macadamia and White Chocolate Chip CookiesMacadamia and White Chocolate Cookies. Perfect with a cup of tea or glass of milk! A very easy cookie recipe. | Lovefoodies.com

 

Butter ShortbreadButter Shortbread - Crumbly, buttery and simply a delight to eat!

 



Yield: 4 Dozen

Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies

Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies

Grandma's War Time Orange Drop Cookies are an old family favorite dating back to the second world war when rationing was in force. Grandma always came up with a great cookie for everyone to enjoy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs Orange Rind, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Flavoring
  • Juice of half an Orange
  • 2/3 cup or 170 g Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups or 425 g Honey
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups or 310 g All Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.
  2. Mix together the butter and honey.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add to the honey mixture and fold in beaten eggs, grated orange rind and orange juice.
  4. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Drop the batter in teaspoonfuls and bake for about 8 - 10 minutes.
  6. When done, leave in baking tray for 5 minutes then place on a cooling rack until cool. Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk or a cup of coffee!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

48

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 69mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 8g Protein: 1g