1 c. butter
1 c. confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 t. flavored extract... (orange) Orange Emulsion is the best flavor. LINK to Orange Emulsion
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. salt
fine zest from one orange
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and extracts.
Combine flour and salt. Add and beat until barely mixed.
Roll out to 1/4 in.
Cut with cookie cutters.
Bake 375 7 - 9 min.
Variations: I use orange or lemon extracts with fresh zest. They are DELICIOUS!!! Very tender and nice.
One comment I will make is that I never make a single batch. I use those 3" Wilton cookie cutters, and even a double batch only makes like 2 dozen cookies. I usually make 2 to 3 double batches to make LOTS of cookies!
Check back for my Valentine's cookies. They are already in the planning phase!