Friday, October 12, 2012


2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy; blend in the egg and vanilla extract.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar mixing together well.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; mix well.

Divide the dough into thirds; flatten each to a 1-inch thickness.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

On a lightly floured surface roll out 1/3 of the dough (1 wrapped package) to a thickness of 1/8-inch.  Cut with desired cookie cutter that have been lightly dipped in flour.  Place cookies on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are a lightly browned.

Decorate or frost with the frosting below:

3 cups confectioners' sugar
4 to 5 drops of milk
food coloring as desired

Mix the confectioners' sugar with 4 drops of the milk until well blended.  Add the remaining milk if needed to reach spreading or piping consistency.

Yield: Approximately 6 dozen 2-inch cookies and 1 1/3 cups frosting.

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