Brown Sugar Refrigerator Cookies
1/2 C. Soft butter or margarine
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 Egg unbeaten
1 t. Vanilla
2 t. Grated orange rind
1 3/4 C. Sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 t. Salt
1 t. Baking powder
Beat together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and orange rind. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; sift into first mixture and mix well. Chill dough, then shape into roll about 2-1/2″ in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper or foil. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
To bake, unwrap and cut in 1/8″ slices; lay on greased cookie sheet, then use floured cookie cutters to cut slices into fancy shapes. (Gather up scraps of dough, press together and chill again.) Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. Makes 4 to 5 dozen crisp, “butterscotchy” cookies.