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- Yield:3 dozen cookies
- Active time: 30 minutes
- Total time:60 minutes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 2 cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, then one egg yolk. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in vanilla and orange juice.
In a small bowl, whisk together milk and baking soda. Beat in milk mixture and flour in 3 alternating additions.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough into a long, 3/4-inch thick log. Cut the log into 3-inch pieces. Shape each piece into an S shape.
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of water. Brush egg wash over tops of cookies. Bake until cookies are golden brown, 20-30 minutes.