Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cut Out Cookies from Christy

These are perfect for Christmas!

2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sugar 2 tblsp. orange juice
1 cup butter, softened 1 tblsp.vanilla
1 egg, beaten

2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tblsp. milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 drops food coloring (optional)

Combine all dough ingredients and beat at low speed, scraping sides of bowl often until well mixed (1-2 minutes). Cover and chill for 2-3 hours or until dough is firm enough to roll out. On a floured surface, roll small portions of the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and bake at 400 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes or until sides are light brown.

Combine all frosting ingredients and beat at low speed until fluffy. Frost and decorate cooled cookies.

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