Orange-Spice Tea Cookies Recipe

Updated on September 12, 2014
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Orange-Spice Tea Cookie Recipe
Orange-Spice Tea Cookie Recipe | Source

Every year around the holidays I bake cookies, lots of cookies. I give out an assortment of my home baked goodies to family and friends. Because I make so many, I always try to find recipes that make big batches.

These orange-spice tea cookies fit the bill. One batch makes approximately 9 dozen, plenty for everyone.

Slightly reminiscent of ginger snaps, these cookies are not nearly as spicy. That is what I like most about them. Some ginger snap recipes are too strong for my taste, but not these. The orange adds a fresh twist, and the mix of spices doesn't overwhelm.

Delicious any time of year, and with a buttery crisp texture, these cookies are always requested, and they always make my annual Christmas cookie list.

Ingredients for the orange-spice tea cookies

Ingredients for orange-spice tea cookies.  I doubled the recipe because I needed a large amount of cookies.
Ingredients for orange-spice tea cookies. I doubled the recipe because I needed a large amount of cookies. | Source

What do you think about this cookie recipe?

4.3 stars from 12 ratings of Orange-Spice Tea Cookies

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 hours
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 hours 5 min
Yields: 9 dozen cookies

*Please note that this prep time includes refrigeration overnight.

Use a microplane to zest your oranges.
Use a microplane to zest your oranges. | Source

Kitchen tip

Invest in a microplane for zesting. It is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets and makes grating citrus rind incredibly easy and fast.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs light corn syrup
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbs orange zest

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and add sugar slowly, beating until fluffy.
  2. While mixer is on, add the egg and corn syrup. Mix well.
  3. Meanwhile, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients until well blended. Add in the orange rind.
  5. The dough is ready to be shaped and refrigerated (see instructions below).
  6. After refrigerating dough overnight, bake slices on cookie sheets at 400° for 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they burn very quickly.

How to prepare the dough for refrigeration and baking

Preparing the cookie dough for baking. You can see the yummy orange zest and spices mixed in.
Preparing the cookie dough for baking. You can see the yummy orange zest and spices mixed in. | Source

Baking tip

A few years ago a friend told me about parchment paper after I had a tray of cookies stick to the pan. I have never looked back. I use it every time I bake a batch of cookies and they never stick, no matter what kind of dough. Just cut the paper to the size of your baking sheet. The same sheet can be used 4 - 5 times, so it is cost effective. Parchment paper can be found in the baking section of your supermarket.

  • Step 1 - Divide the dough into thirds and place one third onto wax paper.
  • Step 2 - Gently begin rolling the dough into a log shape on the wax paper.
  • Step 3 - Continue rolling until the diameter is about 1 inch. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.
  • Step 4 - When ready to bake, take the rolls out of the refrigerator and slice, about 1/8" to a scant 1/4" width.

Note: Don't skimp on the time the dough sits in the fridge. The flavors really develop overnight. Also, when ready to bake, only take what you need out of the refrigerator and leave the rest in. The colder the dough is, the easier it is to slice.

Sliced cookie dough ready for the oven

Nice even slices make a perfect cookie!  Be careful not to leave them in the oven too long.  They burn very quickly.
Nice even slices make a perfect cookie! Be careful not to leave them in the oven too long. They burn very quickly. | Source

The finished cookie

Orange-spice tea cookies fresh from the oven.  For that perfect crisp texture, make sure to let them cool before you try them.
Orange-spice tea cookies fresh from the oven. For that perfect crisp texture, make sure to let them cool before you try them. | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3 cookies
Calories 120
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 18 mg6%
Sodium 3 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

These crispy little spice cookies are a hit with everyone who tries them. They aren't very big, but you only need a few, with a cup of tea, to satisfy your sweet craving. An added bonus is that one serving of three cookies is only 120 calories, so your diet won't be completely ruined if you eat a few.

With the flavor of fresh oranges and mild spices, this cookie is a good replacement if ginger snaps or gingerbread are too strong for your taste.

This recipe also makes loads of cookies, so if you need something for a crowd, it works well.

Try these orange-spice tea cookies for your next baking project. You won't be disappointed.

Enjoy these orange-spice tea cookies any time of the day

These delicious orange-spice tea cookies are perfect any time of the day.
These delicious orange-spice tea cookies are perfect any time of the day. | Source

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        Janisa 2 weeks ago from Earth

        Interesting recipe. I am thinking of using lemon and grapefruit zest as well. Thanks for the idea to cut the dough prior to refrigeration :)

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        Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        My pleasure, Glimmer. I probably will sometime this fall. I'll let you know if and when I do...

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

        Hi Kristen - I hope you try this one. These cookies are really good and light. They are good for any time of the year. Thanks for checking out my recipe.

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        Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Glimmer, I would love to try this recipe, since it sounds yummy to make. Voted up for useful!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

        I love it when people come back and say they have tried a recipe and enjoyed it. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. They really are good and a nice light crispy treat with tea. Thanks for letting me know!

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        Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Just came back to report that I baked these last week and they are a big hit with our neighbors and some friends that have also gotten to taste them. They will definitely be added to my favorite cookie recipes. Thanks again for sharing them with us! :)

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

        Thank you so much Peggy W! I love those ice box cookies too. I think what I like most about them is that I can prepare the dough and then set it aside until I'm ready to bake which may be a day or 2 later. It's especially nice when I'm making Christmas cookies and am making a lot at a time. Thanks for the pin and share too!

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        Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

        These look and sound delicious! Your photography is great! The method is the same that I use for the old fashioned ice box cookies...the rolling and refrigerating part and then slicing and baking. Will definitely be pinning this to my cookies board and will give them a try when I bake all of my Christmas cookies to give away as gifts. Will be a nice flavorful addition. Thanks! Will also share this with others.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

        Hi missolive - How fun that you came across this on Pinterest. I always love it when that happens. I too love orange and these are good with tea. Have a great weekend!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 2 years ago from Texas

        Hi there! I came across this recipe on Pinterest. I love orange desserts and recipes. These look great! I can't wait to give them a try with a cup of tea.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

        Millionaire - Hope you found time to make these lovely cookies. You'll find your house smells like orange and there is nothing better than these cookies with a cup of tea. Thanks for reading and commenting. Happy Thanksgiving!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

        Hi cclitgirl - These would be gone quickly in my office. Hope you like them. They are so nice and light. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for reading and sharing.

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        Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

        This looks delicious! I am so glad I found this recipe in time to make for tomorrow.

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        Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

        These totally make me think of the girls at work - I teach, but I also work in the office and these would be just so yummy to munch on while we all are sipping on tea and coffee. I'm going to have to try this!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

        Thanks PhDancer - I've never had orange chai tea so I'm going to have to try it. Hope you enjoy the cookies. They are always one of my favorites.

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        Sarah Fletcher 3 years ago from Adelaide

        Sounds yum! Reminds me of orange chai tea - hoping they will taste like that!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

        Thank you rajan - I hope you enjoy the cookies. They are so nice and light, perfect for an afternoon snack. I'm glad you stopped by to read and comment.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Just looking at them made me hungry. They look so fersh and delicious. I'll be trying these when I have collected the ingredients.

        Thanks for sharing the recipe, GTF.

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        Lisa Roppolo 4 years ago from Joliet, IL

        Oh I bet vanilla ice cream would be heavenly with these cookies!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Enjoy them Lisa! Make sure to have a nice cup of tea with them or better yet, they are really good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thanks for letting me know.

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        Lisa Roppolo 4 years ago from Joliet, IL

        I'm printing this out and making these over the weekend. Yummy!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi dearabbysmom - The orange flavor really makes these cookies stand out for me. Thanks for stopping by.

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        dearabbysmom 4 years ago from Indiana

        These look like they would rival the delicious little thin ginger cookies you can get in the drug store specialty foods aisle. Thank you for sharing!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks VVanNess! I appreciate your kind comments. I still have a few in the freezer and after reading this, I'm going to dig them out and have some with tea. Thanks for the reminder and have a great day!

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        Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

        I LOVE this recipe! What fantastic pictures! You make this look so easy. I can't wait to try them! Nice job!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi RTalloni - I have thought about dipping them into chocolate. I think they would be very good like that. Maybe some in dark chocolate and some in white chocolate. It would make a pretty presentation too. Thanks for reading and commenting. Happy Baking!

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        RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

        Yum! These would be wonderful served with the hot fruit punch that we make every Christmas. Dipping half the batch into chocolate for variety on the cookie tray would add visual interest and extra taste, but I suspect these orange cookies stand well on their own.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks so much KDeus! I appreciate all the support and I'm glad you like the recipe. Hope you give them a try.

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        Keely Deuschle 4 years ago from Florida

        These cookies look delicious! Shared and pinned!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks Prithima Sharma - I appreciate it.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thank you Rae Saylor. I hope you enjoy the cookies.

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        Prithima Sharma 4 years ago from Delhi, India

        nice hub, thanks for sharing this beautiful hub

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        Rae Saylor 4 years ago from Australia

        Sweetbabyjeezus! Can't wait to try this :) Thanks for sharing! Voted up.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        I am so happy you came back and let me know you enjoyed them DzyMsLizzy! Thanks. I always like it when people do that. I like snickerdoodles too, so maybe that is why I like this cookie so much.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi Fiona - I have never tried parchment with brownies. Thanks for the tip! I'm not sure what the taste would be with lemon, but you are probably right, would have to change the spices a bit. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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        Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

        Well, I made this recipe, found them deliciouis, and I put them out for my holiday party. Everyone liked them, and my daughter commented, "They are like snickerdoodles just with some orange added."

        Now, I have to go look up what a "snickerdoodle" is. LOL

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        Fiona 4 years ago from South Africa

        I also love baking parchment - with my brownies it's essential. I wonder what would happen with this recipe if you added lemon zest instead of orange - I guess you'd have to play around with the spices as well.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        With the amount of cookies, I probably could send lots of hubbers these cookies LOL! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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        Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        These look fabulous. Do you need my address for the cookie delivery?(grin)

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks StephSev108 - I hope you like how the recipe turns out.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi tillsontitan - I use the parchment paper over and it lasts for a whole batch of cookies so I save money. Thanks for all of the support and nice comments and good luck with your Christmas baking. I still have about 5 cookies to go!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks Prithima Sharma - Let me know how you like them when you make them.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thank you nArchuleta - I love cookie dough that slices. It makes it so easy to bake. I hope you give the recipe a try.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks so much Hezekiah. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Crystal - I'm with you, I love looking at great recipes on the internet and that is not a good thing when there are so many yummy looking treats. Thanks for reading.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi prasetio30 - I'm glad you liked the recipe and appreciate all of the votes. I hope you mom enjoys it too.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Sunshine - These definitely smell really good when they are baking. Thanks for stopping by!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        I appreciate all of the support DizzyMsLizzy - I hope they are a big hit at your holiday party. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks so much Susan - Parchment paper is amazing. I don't know how I lived without it, but no more. Glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for the sharing too!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks ChitrangadaSharan - I'm glad you find the recipe appealing and hope you give it a try some time. I appreciate your kind comments.

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        Stephanie Marie Severson 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

        Thanks for the awesome recipe. I will have to make these.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Nice to see you again breakfastpop! Thanks for stopping by.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi FlourishAnyway - I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for sharing and reading!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks so much purl3agony. I appreciate the support.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi Bill - Many thanks for the support and reading my recipe. These are a nice change from some of the more traditional holiday cookies. Of course, they are good any time of year too. Enjoy the holidays.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks so much for the support Rebecca. These will be a good addition to your holiday baking. Enjoy the holidays.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        I like orange with spices as well Alicia C. I've also thought these might be good dipped in chocolate, but it might spoil their delicate taste. Glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for commenting.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi Blonde Logic - You could cut the ingredients amount in half to make a smaller amount, or make the full amount and freeze some to use later. Thanks so much for commenting and reading.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks very much Gail! I hope you give them a try and I appreciate your kind comments.

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        Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

        Not only a great recipe GTF but so easy to make! Just slicing after they are refrigerated, it couldn't be simpler.

        Thanks for the tip about parchment paper too. I was wondering if you could use it over.

        Voted up, useful, interesting and shared for all the Christmas bakers.

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        Prithima Sharma 4 years ago from Delhi, India

        hmm yummy, great cookies, wanna try it once

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        Nadia Archuleta 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado

        Ooh, slicing. I have a great spice cookie recipe that doesn't use syrup, so it's tough to cut using cookie cutters. I might try rolling into a log and slicing. Your recipe looks delicious, though!

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        Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

        Looks delicious and quit easy to make, thanks for this.

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        Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

        Why do I torture myself by visiting hubs like this one? Sugar and flour are my foes. But these look yummy, yummy, yummy!!!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks torrilynn! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe and stopped by to read and comment. Cookies are the best and these are one of my favorites.

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        prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

        Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry. I love the recipe and I'll show this hub to my mom. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up (useful, awesome, interesting).

        Prasetio

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        Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Sounds and virtually smells amazing!! Tis the season for lots of cookies!!

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        Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

        Sounds yummy! I must try these, indeed. I was wondering what I was going to make for this year's holiday party; now I know. Many thanks for sharing this recipe.

        Voted up, useful, starred, shared and pinned. Oh yeah--bookmarked also! ;-)

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks KoffeeKlatchGals - You won't be disappointed with this recipe. I'm eating a couple right now with a cup of tea on this cold Sunday afternoon and they are just right. I appreciate your comments.

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        Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Parchment paper is the best! I never looked back after using it the first time too. Thanks for sharing your recipe, these cookies look amazing! Sharing on my FB page, this week is cookie week :)

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        Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

        With the combination of ingredients, I am sure these are going to be excellent spice cookies. I love combining Cinnamon or dry ginger or orange zest in cookies individually. But combining cinnamon, cloves, orange zest and ginger all together sounds exciting to me. I am definitely going to try this one. This will be very healthy too for winter season.

        The explanation, pictures and overall hub is wonderfully done.

        Thanks, voted up and pinned!

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks for the support Jackie! These really are light and delicious and hopefully you enjoy them. Merry Christmas to you too.

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        breakfastpop 4 years ago

        All I have to say is YUM!

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        FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

        These look delicious! Voted up and pinning.

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        Donna Herron 4 years ago from USA

        Love this recipe! Voted up and pinned :)

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        Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

        Hey Glimmer Twin. Great recipe. These sound and look great. The layout, directions, all very professional looking. Great job. Voted up , shared, etc.... Have a great weekend

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        Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        These sound wonderful and unique. Orange spice cookies are new to me, and I am going to make some. Can't resist! Shared and pinned to Holiday Foods.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi Bill - Glad you like this recipe. It's busy around here this time of the year. Lots of family birthdays, the holidays etc.....but I still manage to bake some cookies. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Hi kidscrafts - I agree with you about the prep time. We don't have to worry about making the cookies right away when prepared this way. They can even stay in the fridge longer if something comes up. Glad you read the hub and commented. I appreciate it.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        I'm with you and citrus Teaches! There is just something so fresh about it. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great weekend.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        peachpurple - You could half the recipe to make fewer cookies. I am not sure about substituting honey for the corn syrup, but you could try. I would think that a spice mix with similar spices would work too. Depending on the spices in the mix, the cookies may taste a bit different. Good luck and enjoy the cookies.

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        Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

        Thanks Bearnmom - I swear by parchment paper now. Hope you like these treats as much as I do. Have a great weekend.

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        Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I love the flavor of orange and spices, so this recipe sounds very appealing. Thanks for the instructions and the tips. This is a useful hub!

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        Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

        These do sound nice. 9 dozen though, there are only two of us here. I may need to keep this for when I am entertaining.

        I love using orange or lemon in baked goods, it makes for such a fresh tasty surprise.

        voted up and sharing.

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        Gail Meyers 4 years ago from Kansas City - United States

        Wow, those sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe! You did an amazing job with the pictures, too! Voted up and awesome.

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        torrilynn 4 years ago

        Seems delicious indeed. I love cookies and these seem perfect. Thanks for the recipe. Shared with others.

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        Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

        These cookies sound terrific. I've been looking for another great cookie recipes. Thanks to you I've found it.

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        Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

        I am with you, ginger snaps are a bit much although I love to smell them but these would be perfect and I love the orange spice tea so these have to be a winner! Thank you for sharing!

        Voting up and sharing. Merry Christmas!

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        Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

        The name alone was enough to get me salivating. LOL I would definitely try these my friend. Thanks for the recipe and I hope your weekend is a wonderful one.

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        kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

        Your cookies just look delicious! I will definitely try this recipe! I like to make cookies of different kind and prepare boxes with an assortment of cookies to give to friends and neighbours.

        The good thing with the preparation time of more than 10 hours.... they are at least 9 hours where you can sleep or do something else :-)

        I love those kind of recipes because it allows to prepare several of them and then bake them one after the other. On the long run, it saves time! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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        Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

        Any dessert with citrus makes a 5 star rating on my list! I can just taste these yummy cookies. Great design and written very well. Have a Merry Christmas.

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        peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        i have tried orange cookies but never mix with cinnamon and etc. Gonna try out again with your recipe. Thanks for sharing. May I know how do i reduce the quantity because 9 dozens are a lot! Can i replace corn syrup with honey , cloves and ginger with mixed spice?

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        Laura L Scotty 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

        These sound so wonderful. I'll have to try them after I'm don't with all my Christmas cookies that I make annually. Thank you for writing the tip about the parchment paper. I mention it sometimes on my cookie recipes but never thought to make it a special segment of the hub.

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