I used Wilton brand cookie cutters and store bought Betty Crocker icing, which I dyed with food coloring. The cookies however, were homemade, and they were really tasty.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Clear Vanilla Extract 1 egg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream butter w/ sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Knead in a small amouth of icing color, if desired.
Do not chill dough.
On floured surface, roll dough into balls. At this point I use as much or little dough I need for the cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Dip cookie cutter into flour before each use.
Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Ok Ok, I have to say that from this recipe my dough was not thick enough. I had to add an additional cup of flour to thicken it up. That did the trick.
Once the cookies were cooled off, the kids and I did our thing decorating and eatting them. :)
|a few of our cookies|