Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Another Christmas cookie recipe for you.  Why don't I make these all year?  They are so good.

Makes 36 cookies

Prep time:  60 minutes
Total time:  3 hours 10 minutes

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

1.  Combine butter, sugar and egg in a bowl.  Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.  Add orange juice and vanilla.  Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well combined.  Add flour and baking powder and continue beating at low speed until well mixed.

 2.  Divide dough into thirds.  Shape each third into a ball and then flatten slightly.  Wrap each in plastic food wrap.  Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until firm.

3.  Heat oven to 400*.

4.  Roll out one third at a time on lightly floured board to 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick.  (Keep rest of dough refrigerated while you do this.)  Cut with 3 inch cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.  Sprinkle with colored sugar.

5.  Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheet then remove to cooling rack.  Cool completely.

 NUTRITION FACTS:  (1 cookie)
Calories:  150
Cholesterol:  25 mg
Carbohydrates:  21 g
Protein:  1 g
Fat:  7 g
Sodium:  70 mg
Dietary fiber:  0 g

1 comment:

  1. I wish I have the skill and the patience to bake. These looks enticing.