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Orange Butter Thins


  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange rind


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add slightly beaten egg, mixing well. Stir in flour, salt and grated orange rind.
  2. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Put a small walnut-size ball of batter on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cover with a square of wax paper and press with the flat bottom of a glass until very flat and thin.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes. Cookies will be light brown when done.
  6. Remove from cookie sheet with a spatula and let cool on wax paper.

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