best ever butter cookies

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By Georgane Vann
from Clifton, TX

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

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serves 3 doz cookies
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For best ever butter cookies

  • 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

How To Make best ever butter cookies

  • 1
    Combine 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.
  • 2
    Combine 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.
  • 3
    Heat 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.
  • 4
    Divide dough into thirds. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).
  • 5
    Tip- If you use a 4 to 5-inch cookie cutter, recipe will yield approximately 2 dozen cookies

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