Best Ever Butter Sugar Cookies

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Recipe by MsFunnybones

I can't believe this recipe wasn't already posted. I've made these for years as my standard cut-out sugar cookie recipe. They taste great, stay soft, and the dough is easy to work with, even in our dry climate! I think I got the recipe off of a Land o' Lakes butter package over 20 years ago. They're called 'best ever' for a reason.

Top Review by Andi of Longmeadow

Perfect cookie, most especially with the O.J. and zest. I could of eaten all of them, but decided to keep with just 2. LOL ~ truly a special cookie that I can see being used for a wonderful holiday cookie ~ dressed with holiday designs. Nice and perfect, the aroma magnificent. Thanks so much, Jeanie! Made for PAC 2011

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 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. Wrap in plastic wrap and shape into disks. Refrigerate until firm (about 2-3 hours).
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees. On lightly floured surface roll out dough, 1/3 at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated). Roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorative sugars if you don't plan on frosting them. Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool completely.
  3. Frost or decorate as desired.
  4. Preparation time does not include time in refrigerator.

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