1 cup butter (2 sticks)

3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon grated orange peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup buttermilk



Cream butter in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Mix in orange peel and vanilla until blended. Combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix well after each addition. Shape dough into logs 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate several hours or overnight.


Preheat oven to 375. Slice cookies 1/4 inch thick. Place on buttered cookie sheets. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are golden and center is firm to the touch. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.


from Farmers Pride paper.


See also Amish sugar cookies