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Best Ever Butter Cookies

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

In large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and egg. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder, orange juice and vanilla. Beat until mixed. Cover and refrigerate until firm, or about 2-3 hours. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with Pam. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, half at a time, to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with Christmas cutters. Refrigerate the rest of the dough until ready to use. Bake 6-8 minutes until edges are lightly brown.

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