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Orange and Vanilla Bean Butter Sugar Cookies

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Orange and Vanilla Bean Butter Sugar Cookies

Prep Time:
15 Minutes
Cook Time:
15 Minutes
Total Time:
30 Minutes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to tell the Mom how you feel than homemade iced sugar cookies? This recipe is the one I used on the Food Network Holliday Baking Championship and let’s just say, they were very, very well received. For Mother’s Day, - a little glitter, sprinkles and a special message from your heart will make her day the “sweetest.”

Ingredients

Orange Sugar Cookie Dough:

  • 2 cups Finlandia Butter, Salted & at Room Temp
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 6 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Whole Orange Zested
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Water

Icing:

  • 2 tsp Orange Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 6 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Orange Blossom Water or 1/2 Tsp Orange Oil
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°

Sugar Cookies:

Step #1: In mixer cream together butter and sugar
Step #2: Add eggs, one at a time
Step #3: Slowly add flour, baking powder and salt
Step #4: Add vanilla and and water – mix until combined. DO NOT OVER MIX!
Step #5: Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes
Step #6: Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, 1/4″ thick
Step #7: Cut in to shapes with cookie cutters- ie. Flowers/Hearts/Cupcakes
Step #8: Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes (cookies should be slightly golden on edges)
Step #9: Let cookies cool completely before decorating

Icing:

Step #1: In mixing bowl, whisk together orange juice, cinnamon, egg whites and orange blossom water
Step #2: Change mixer to paddle attachment and gradually add confectioners sugar
Step #3: Beat until icing is desired stiffness
Step #4: Decorate cooled cookies using piping bag- Glitter and Sprinkle are ALWAYS FUN!

EAT! LOVE! BE HAPPY!


Notes

Orange and Vanilla Bean Butter Sugar Cookies

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to tell the Mom how you feel than homemade iced sugar cookies? This recipe is the one I used on the Food Network Holliday Baking Championship and let’s just say, they were very, very well received. For Mother’s Day, - a little glitter, sprinkles and a special message from your heart will make her day the “sweetest.”

15 Minutes 15 Minutes 30 Minutes Orange Sugar Cookie Dough:2 cups Finlandia Butter, Salted & at Room Temp2 cups Granulated Sugar2 Large Eggs6 cups All Purpose Flour2 tsp Baking Powder1/2 tsp Kosher Salt1 Whole Orange Zested2 tsp Vanilla Extract2 tsp WaterIcing:2 tsp Orange Juice1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon4 Egg Whites6 cups Confectioners Sugar1 Tsp Orange Blossom Water or 1/2 Tsp Orange Oil Preheat oven to 350° Sugar Cookies: Step #1: In mixer cream together butter and sugar Step #2: Add eggs, one at a time Step #3: Slowly add flour, baking powder and salt Step #4: Add vanilla and and water – mix until combined. DO NOT OVER MIX! Step #5: Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes Step #6: Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, 1/4" thick Step #7: Cut in to shapes with cookie cutters- ie. Flowers/Hearts/Cupcakes Step #8: Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes (cookies should be slightly golden on edges) Step #9: Let cookies cool completely before decorating Icing: Step #1: In mixing bowl, whisk together orange juice, cinnamon, egg whites and orange blossom water Step #2: Change mixer to paddle attachment and gradually add confectioners sugar Step #3: Beat until icing is desired stiffness Step #4: Decorate cooled cookies using piping bag- Glitter and Sprinkle are ALWAYS FUN! EAT! LOVE! BE HAPPY!