Introduction: Delicious Butter Cookies

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Ingredients / Materials:

Cookies: (This recipe will make about 3 dozen cookies!!!)

  • 1 cup of Land O Lakes Butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

Frosting (optional):

  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Land O Lake Butter, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla

Materials:

  • a large mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • a measuring cup
  • refrigerator
  • cookie sheets
  • (preferably 3-inch) cookie cutters

Step 1: Combining Ingredients

Combine 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 egg in a large mixer bowl. Beat it at medium speed until it gets creamy.

Step 2: Adding Leftover Ingredients

Reduce speed to low; add the 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of orange juice, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Beat until it is well mixed.

Step 3: Dough

Divide dough into thirds, then wrap all three pieces of dough in a plastic food wrap.

Step 4: Refrigerate

Refrigerate until the dough is firm (2 to 3 hours).

Step 5: Oven

Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 6: Cookie Cutters

On a lightly floured surface roll out dough, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut the dough with 3-inch cookie cutters. Place the pieces of dough 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 7: Bake Them

Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. When they are out, set them down somewhere so they can cool completely.

Step 8: Frosting (Optional)

In small mixer bowl, combine all frosting ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy, which will take about 1 to 2 minutes. If desired, color frosting. Frost and decorate cookies.

Frosting Ingredients: (incase you forgot)

  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Land O Lake Butter, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla

Step 9: Last Step

Put the cookies on a dish and enjoy!!! :)

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