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Gretchen’s Cookbook - Best Ever Butter Cookies recipe
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Best Ever Butter Cookies


Ingredients:
1 c butter, softened 1 c sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 tsp orange extract 1 1/2 tsp butter extract (optional) 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp baking powder 2 1/4 c flour
Directions:
A rich, delicious butter cookie, perfect for making cut-out cookies at Christmas, or roll into balls for perfect little round cookies for after school or high tea. Cream butter, sugar until fluffy. Add egg, extracts, beat well. Stir in baking powder, add flour. Beat until well blended. Refrigerate dough 2-3 hours until firm. Roll into 1" balls, press flat. Bake at 375F 10-15 min. Do not overbake. Makes 3 dozen. Or, roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters. Decorate with sprinkled sugars and raisins or red hots prior to baking. (Frosting comes after the cookies are cool.) Bake at 350F until the edges just begin to turn brown and the top of the cookie looks dry. Baking time is dependent on how large your cookie cutters are. Tiny cookies will be done in just a few minutes.
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Contributed on: and modified on Friday May 7th, 2010
 

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