There are several brands that I either won’t deviate from or seldom branch out away from:
- Land O Lakes Butter
- Sara Lee Bread
- Northstar Coffee or Starbucks Coffee
Land O Lakes Butter is something you’ll find at all times in my refrigerator. Whether it’s toast, eggs, pancakes, garlic bread, sourdough bread, corn on the cob, oatmeal – or a billion and one other foods – Land O Lakes makes great food taste even better. If you’ve ever been victimized by bad-tasting butter or margarine, you’ll understand my obsession with Land O Lakes. I once, long ago, had a killer batch of garlic mashed potatoes ruined by nasty margarine.
I vowed that my kitchen efforts would never be undermined again. That’s when I first tried Land O Lakes and I’ve never ventured away. I love the spreadable butters with canola oil and am thrilled to say that even the Light Butter with Canola Oil is outstanding.
The following recipe uses Land O Lakes butter which is precisely why it is as advertised: The best Butter Cookie recipe ever.
The Best Ever Butter Cookies Recipe
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Food color, if desired
Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add orange juice and vanilla; mix well. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed.
Divide dough into thirds. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours).
Heat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; sprinkle with decorator sugar. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired. Frost and decorate cooled cookies as desired.
If you use a 4 to 5-inch cookie cutter, recipe will yield approximately 2 dozen cookies.
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Here’s to Your Health:
“With LAND O LAKES® Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil, consumers don’t have a long, complex ingredient list to decipher,” says Peggy Ellingson, Vice President of Marketing. “Where many spreads have as many as 17 ingredients, our delicious spreadable butter with canola oil has only three,” she adds.
“Consumers are looking for purity and simplicity. That’s precisely what they get with LAND O LAKES® Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil,” says Ellingson. “When a consumer picks up our product and reads the ingredient list – which more and more consumers are doing today — it’s immediately apparent that they’re purchasing a product that’s natural, wholesome and free of any artificial additives or preservatives,” she adds.
Made with LAND O LAKES® Butter, canola oil, salt, LAND O LAKES® Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil addresses the number one consumer need in the butter category: the taste and wholesome, simple goodness of real butter with the convenience of a spread.
LAND O LAKES® Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil spreads beautifully over hot toast, freshly-baked blueberry muffins, fluffy pancakes, delicious waffles and flaky croissants. It’s ideal for topping a piping hot baked potato or your favorite vegetable. Consumers can enjoy how soft and easy it is to spread whether they try the 8-ounce tub or the convenient 15-ounce tub.