A few years ago, my mother gave me a recipe that was given to her by my Aunt Thelma, my dad’s sister, when I was just a little girl back in the seventies.
- Cream the shortening and sugar on medium speed; add the egg. Add all ingredients except the nuts and beat until combined. Stir in the nuts.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown on bottoms.
- Meanwhile, whisk together all the ingredients for the frosting until smooth, adjusting the amount of orange juice to drizzling consistency.
- When the cookies are done, transfer to a wire rack that has been placed over a baking sheet. Drizzle with the frosting and let cool completely. About 3 dozen.