• 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • Rind of one orange
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixer, beat eggs. Slowly add sugar and beat until creamy. Add remaining ingredients while continuing to beat and beat until thick dough is formed. (If the dough is too sticky to work with, you can add a little flour to make it more firm.)
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour. (I recommend when rolling the cookies to remove small portions of dough at a time so the rest will be as firm as possible).
  4. Roll dough into strands and cut into 1” strips. Roll into cinnamon sugar and form into a ring, pinching down where the ends meet. Two strips may be braided together after being rolled in cinnamon sugar for a braided effect.
  5. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.