- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup PURECANE™ Baking Sweetener processed in food processor for 30 seconds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg plus yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface
- 1 tsp finely grated orange zest
Either by hand or with electric mixer, cream butter, PURECANE™ Baking Sweetener, and salt until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes with mixer set at medium speed. Mix in grated orange zest. Add yolk, beat well, then add whole egg and vanilla; continue beating until well incorporated. Add flour, beat at low speed until flour is just mixed in. Divide dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove one disk of dough from refrigerator and cut in half. Return unused portion of dough to refrigerator.
Lightly flour work surface; roll dough to 1/8 inch thick, using thin metal spatula to loosen dough. Sprinkle surface lightly with flour as needed to keep dough from sticking.
Cut or form dough into desired shapes. Place dough shapes 1/2 inch apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake, reversing cookie sheets (from top to bottom and back to front) halfway through the baking time, until evenly golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.
Use spatula to immediately transfer cookies to cooling rack. Cool to room temperature. Decorate cooled cookies, if desired, and transfer to airtight container.