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     Best Ever Butter Cookies

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None
Servings   3 dozen

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3-4 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla

Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in lg 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 food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. On lightly floured surface roll out dough, one third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/9 to 1/4 in thickness. Cut with 3 in cookie cutters. Place 1 in apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 19 mins or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
In small mixer bowl combine all frosting ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy (1-2 mins). If desired color frosting. Frost and decorate cookies or use pastry bag to pipe frosting.

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