Rita’s Orange Dreamsicle Cookies

Rita’s Orange Dreamsicle Cookies

(El Tour de Tucson 2012)


1/2 cup orange drink mix (Tang)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup vanilla baking chips


Add 1/4 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening, 1 egg (slightly beaten) and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the above ingredients.  Mix until well blended.

Form dough into 1 inch balls.  Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for 12-14 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees.  Bake until tops are lightly browned.  Cool 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack until completely cool.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen.