Best Ever Butter Cookies

"From a package of Land O Lakes butter. Don't let the orange juice throw you! I just made Orange Drop Cookies (Recipe # 191691) 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..."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
2 dozen




  • 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.

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  1. 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.


The pics are of my favorite band, Night Ranger. All pics of me were too large for the site...sorry! But since nranger7 is my name, it kinda fits to have a pic of them! I enjoy baking in my spare time. My coworkers love me because I regularly bring them cookies. I recently started dabbling in baking pies too. I've been told I should bake for a living, but I'm sure it wouldn't be as fun if I HAD to do it all the time! :)
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