These yummy cookies are proof that learning can be fun!
cup (1 stick) butter, softened
cup granulated sugar
tablespoons orange juice
cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon grated orange peel
teaspoon baking powder
Orange Icing (recipe follows)
cup "M&M's"® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
In large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and orange juice. In medium bowl combine flour, orange peel, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Wrap and refrigerate dough 2 to 3 hours. Preheat oven to 350°F. Working with half the dough at a time on well-floured surface, roll to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into letter shapes using 1-1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Prepare Orange Icing; spread over cookies. Decorate with "M&M's"® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits. Store in tightly covered container.
In medium bowl combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon pulp-free orange juice. Add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary to make icing spreadable. Makes about 1 cup.