Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
From a package of Land O Lakes butter. Don't let the orange juice throw you! I just made Orange Drop Cookies (Orange Drop Cookies) which also uses orange juice and they were some of the best cookies I've ever made - despite the fact that I don't like fruit. I have yet to try this recipe, but it's on my list...
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large mixer bowl.
- Beat at medium speed until creamy.
- Reduce speed to low.
- Add flour, orange juice, vanilla and baking powder.
- Beat until well mixed.
- Divide dough into thirds and wrap in plastic food wrap.
- Refrigerate until firm (2-3 hours).
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- On lightly floured surface roll out dough, one third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut with 4 or 5 inch cookie cutter.
- Place one inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
- Let stand one minute then remove from cookie sheet.
- Cool completely.
- Frosting: Combine all frosting ingredients in small bowl.
- Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy.
- Tint with food color if desired.
- Frost and decorate cookies as desired.
We saw this recipe in a Land o Lakes ad and my husband asked me to try them. He liked the ones best that I made more crispy. He also thought there was too much "flour" taste. We are still on the hunt for the perfect butter cookie recipe.