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    Default Iced Butter Cookies

    Iced Butter Cookies
    For the Cookie:
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    2 cup all-purpose flour
    2 tbs orange juice
    1 tbs vanilla
    1 tsp baking powder
    For the Frosting:
    3 cup powdered sugar

    1/3 cup butter, softened
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 to 2 tbs milk
    Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, orange juice, vanilla and baking powder. Reduce speed to low and beat until well mixed. Divide dough into thirds. Wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hrs. Heat oven to 400F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8 to 1/4" thickness. Cut with 2" cookie cutters. Place 1" apart on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for 6-10 min or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
    Combine powdered sugar,1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint frosting with food color, if desired. Frost cooled cookies.

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