These delicious homemade cookies will bring smiles at your holiday event! They can be prepared and baked prior to guest arrival or make it a fun activity for everyone to enjoy!
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
Food color, if desired
Candy sprinkles, if desired
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes
Beat in extract and egg.
In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients.
DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out to 1/4 inch onto a floured surface.
Cut with desired shape cookie cutters.
Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.
Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm and transfer to a cooling rack.
In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract.
Add enough milk until smooth and desired spreading consistency.
Stir in food color until well blended.
Spread on cookies; sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
Let stand until icing is set, about 15 minutes.
Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.
Chef D Allen