Best Ever Butter Cookies

Georgane Vann

By
@Georgart53

Got this recipe off the Land O Lakes Butter box. Best one's I ever ate.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
3 doz cookies
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
1
egg
2 Tbsp
orange juice, fresh
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
ap flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 pinch
salt

FROSTING

3 c
confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp
milk
food color

Step-By-Step

1Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add orange juice and vanilla; mix well. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.
2Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired. Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired.
3Heat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; sprinkle with decorator sugar. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
4Divide dough into thirds. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).
5Tip- If you use a 4 to 5-inch cookie cutter, recipe will yield approximately 2 dozen cookies

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies