This year I decided to bake springtime cookies for Easter, even though I usually bake mostly in fall and winter weather. I adapted a recipe of orange-flavored cookies from Taste of Home Black-Eyed Susan Cookies.
These cookies had just the right amount of orange flavor and were sweet but not overly sweet. I'm thinking I could try these with vanilla or almond extract instead of the orange.
I planned to make flower cookies with one or two ninjas to use my new cookie cutters. See Ninja Cookie Cutters. However, some of my flowers did not have the right definition, while all of my ninjas came out really well so I made about five Easter ninjas (I read that if you refrigerate a bit after cutting the edges have better definition). I didn't have much room on my cookie sheet so I made some round cookies into sandwich cookies with whipped frosting inside.
The glaze looked more glaze-y earlier but I refrigerated the cookies overnight. Also, I used M & Ms since I couldn't find gumdrops anywhere
The verdict: Success!! The family liked/ate my orange cookies.
(Official) Yield: 21 cookies. *Note: Even though I followed the cookie recipe literally I do not think this recipe makes twenty-one layer cookies.