Orange Butter Cookies

Ann DeLong

By
@annypanny

A great cookie for rolling out and cutting your favorite holiday shapes


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Serves:

10

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Orange zest adds a nice zing to these butter cookies. And, the orange icing tops them off perfectly. A lovely addition to your holiday cookie tray!

Ingredients

1 whole
zest of one valencia orange
2 stick
sweet cream butter - no salt
1/2 c
sugar
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla
3 c
flour
2 Tbsp
valencia orange juice
1 or 2 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 340 convection bake (use higher temp for regular bake)
2
Mix together butter, 1/2 cup sugar and orange zest, reserving orange for juice later in recipe, then eggs and vanilla. Scrape bowl and mix briefly. Add flour until just mixed, turn out on counter and knead once or twice to make sure it has come together in a cohesive mass.
3
Divide dough into thirds. Put dough in plastic bag. Use one third at a time and roll out to about 1/4 inch. Use cookie cutters and cut into your favorite shapes.
4
Bake 340 convection bake for 10 minutes (will take longer on regular bake also use 350 for regular bake). Edges should be lightly browned when taken out. Cool on a cookie rack
5
Make glaze from reserved Valencia orange juice. Start with 2 T of juice and add about a cup of powdered sugar until a thick glaze is formed. Spread glaze on cookies with a butter knife. Let dry overnight. Store in airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Collection: Christmas Cookies