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       Title: Favorite Butter Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 3 servings
 
            Cookies:
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 c  Sugar
       1 c  Butter; softened
       1    Egg
       1 ts Baking powder
       1 tb Orange juice
       1 tb Vanilla
            Frosting:
       4 c  Powdered sugar
     1/2 c  Buter; softened
       2 ts Vanilla
       4 tb Milk
 
      In large mixer bowl combine all cookie ingredients. Beat at low
 speed,
   scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Cover;
 refrigerate
   at least 2 hours.
       Heat oven to 400 degrees. On lightly floured surface roll out
 dough,
   one-third at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch cookie
 cutters.
   Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until
   edges arelightly browned. Cool completely.
      In a small mixer bowl combine all frosting ingredients except milk.
 Beat
   at low speed, gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading
   consistency.  Frost cooled cookies.
     For variety, divide dough into thirds before refrigeration. Color 2/3
 of
   dough with desired food colorings. Before baking, colored sugars may be
   sprinkled on the cookies. The frosting can be colored and used as
   decoration.   Land O Lakes Recipe, 1994
 
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