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Buttery Sugar Cookies recipe

Orange-scented buttery sugar cookies withvanilla frosting.

Recipe: Buttery Sugar Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest (rind)
4 teaspoons milkVanilla Frosting:
3 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons milk

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, bakingpowder and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugaruntil light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add vanilla and orange zest.Stir in milk. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients;stir just until combined and a ball forms. Refrigerate 1 to 2hours or until firm enough to handle.
  • Roll dough out on a floured surface to1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3 inch cookie cutter. Place 1 1/2-inchesapart on lightly buttered cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 6 to8 minutes or until a delicate golden color. Cool completely onracks. Frost with Vanilla Frosting.
  • For Vanilla Frosting: In a small mixingbowl, combine sugar, butter and vanilla. Gradually add milk;beat until smooth and creamy.

    Makes 4 dozen cookies.

    Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin MilkMarketing Board, Inc.

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