1can11 oz mandarin oranges, drained (reserve the juice)
2-3Tbspreserved juice from mandarin oranges
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugars for about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and orange extract and beat for another 1-2 minutes. (One teaspoon of orange extract yields a fairly subtle orange flavor in the cookies, so if you want more orange flavor, go ahead and add a little more.)
Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until well combined.
Once the mandarin oranges are drained, place them on a plate and mash them with a fork. Don't re-drain the oranges, and then add them to the dough. Mix just until combined.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
To make the glaze, mix the powdered sugar, orange extract and about 2 tablespoons of reserved mandarin orange juice together. Add more juice as needed to achieve the desired consistency. Spoon or drizzle about 1 teaspoon of glaze onto each cookie.