Orange cut-out cookies

Yield: 48 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Butter; softened
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ teaspoon Grated orange peel
1 teaspoon Milk; (up to 2)
Powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Milk

FOR THE FROSTING

Decorations: colored sugar, edible silver beads, chocolate jimmies, sprinkles, etc.

Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then sift together. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and grated orange peel until light and fluffy.

Add beaten mixture to sifted mixture alternately with 1-2 teaspoons milk.

Mix thoroughly. Chill dough about 1 hour. Roll dough on lightly floured board to about -¼-inch thick. Cut with Christmas-shaped cookie cutters.

Bake 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees.

To make frosting: Mix powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon milk to desired consistency to spread on cookies. Frosting can be colored with food coloring for various cookie shapes. Frosting will harden as it sits. After cookies are frosted, decorate as desired. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Source:

Recipe by: (Decorated, third place: Kathy Narowski) Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 383 by Badams <adamsfmle@...> on Dec 19, 1997

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