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.