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Orange Sugar Rollouts

 Orange Sugar Rollouts
When my children were young, we would bake and decorate these cookies every Christmas. Now I carry on the tradition with my grandchildren.
21 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • Yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, milk, orange peel and vanilla. Combine the flour,
  • baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix
  • well.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with
  • 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on
  • greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until

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Orange Sugar Rollouts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla,
  • orange peel and enough orange juice to achieve spreading
  • consistency. Add food coloring if desired. Frost cooled cookies.
  • Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Instead of rolling and cutting out these cookies, the dough may be dropped by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake and frost as directed.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 260 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.