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Grandma's Star Cookies

 Grandma's Star Cookies
My husband's grandma would only make these butter cutouts with a star cookie cutter. I use various shapes for celebrations throughout the year.
42 ServingsPrep: 1 hour Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring and colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light
  • and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition. Beat in orange juice concentrate and vanilla. Combine the
  • flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.

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Grandma's Star Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness.
  • Cut with a 3-in. star shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1
  • in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-8
  • minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, orange juice
  • concentrate, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading
  • consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired. Frost cookies;
  • sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 221 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.