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1 cup butter; softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2½ cups All-Purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp vanilla

In 3-quart mixing bowl cream butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, baking powder, orange juice, and vanilla until smooth and well combined. Chill 2 to 3 hours, or until firm enough to be rolled. Preheat oven to 400°. Roll out dough, ½ at a time, on a well-floured surface to ⅙” to ¼” thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake near the center of the oven at 400° for 6 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges. Cool completely. Frost if desired. Yield: 6 dozen (2″ cookies).

In 1½ quart mixing bowl cream 3 cups confectioners sugar and ⅓ cup butter on low speed until combined. Add 1 to 2 tbsp milk and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat on high speed until fluffy. Add food coloring, if desired.