Best Ever Butter Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 12
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Ingredients:

1 cup butter -- softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 1/2 cups flour -- all-purpose
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
 

Preparation / Directions:

In a large mixer bowl combine butter, sugar and egg. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, orange juice and vanilla. Beat until well-mixed. Divide dough in half, wrap; refrigerate until firm (2-3 hours). Heat oven to 400F. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough, 1/2 at a time(keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to a 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with 2 inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely. Frost an decorate cookies if desired.


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