These cookies are easy to make and so fun to decorate for any occasion.
4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
½ cup of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time, and alternate with the milk and vanilla, beating until well combined after each addition.
Wrap the dough and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375
Divide dough into 3 pieces. Roll 1 piece at a time on a floured board or surface with a rolling pin, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Repeat until the dough is finished.
Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, then allow to cool.
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 egg white
2-3 drops lemon juice
Food coloring as desired
Mix ingredients together until smooth. Decorate cooled cookies.