This cookie could possibly change the world.  It is that powerfully delicious.

Recently, I received a comment on my post for the Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls. The page was featured on StumbleUpon, which brought many new visitors to Whipped. The reader wrote:

So you only tried one recipe? Doesn’t sound like there is much foundation to calling this the ultimate recipe, posting the definition just makes it more obvious.  Go Go Action-Pointless-Hyperbole!

I am always slightly startled by critical comments that aren’t constructive about a recipe.  They don’t bother me that much because I accept that in keeping a blog, you are opening yourself up to everyone that has access to a computer and by further allowing comments on your blog, well… you are allowing comments on your blog.

Often I just laugh and wonder who has the time and negative energy to read a stranger’s blog and make critical comments.   But, since reading the above comment, I have noticed that it affected me in a way I wish it hadn’t.  During my work day, I do a lot of writing about things I love like chocolate and coffee and cooking.  And, rather then letting it flow out, I have hesitated a time or two before using strong descriptors or overly excited phrasing.

The definition for hyperbole on is “an obvious and intentional exaggeration.”  Do I use them too much?  Should I restrain and tone myself down? Would a more realistic description now and then be more appropriate?

Well, today I shed my insecurities and get back to the business of being me.  I have realized that those statements are my natural thoughts.  I love to be exited. I seek positivity and welcome greatness.  I love to love.  When I eat a bite of my sister’s Orange Frosted Cookies I truly think to myself, “If everyone in the world could just eat one of these amazing cookies together at the same time it would change everything for the better.”

So, here we go people… who is with me?  Let’s change this world one ultimate cinnamon roll and one life-changing cookie at a time! Go-Go Action-Packed-Hyperbole!

Orange Frosted Cookies

1 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2-3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Grated orange rind from one small orange
1/4 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons fresh orange juice

Cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and juice.  Add approx. 1 Tablespoon of grated orange rind. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. The dough will be firm.   Place small scoopfuls on baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

For the frosting, beat butter, powdered sugar and the remainder of the grated orange rind and orange juice adding juice a spoon at a time until you reach spreading consistency.


Cool cookies on a wire rack. When completely cool, spread frosting on top.