Butter Cookies

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Butter Cookies


  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 t. orange extract
  • 3 c. sifted flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt


    • Cream butter until very light.
    • Add sugar gradually and continue creaming until light and fluffy.
    • Add orange juice and extract.
    • Sift together flour, salt, soda and powder.
    • Add to creamed mixture bit by bit.
    • When well mixed, cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour (or overnight) in the refrigerator.
    • Roll out on floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
    • Brush lightly with water and add colored sprinkles if desired.
    • Place on ungreased cookie sheets or use baking parchment (easiest) and bake at 350 degrees F for about 13 minutes or until delicately brown.

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