Butter Cookie Cutouts

Butter Cookie Cutouts
 
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 3 Cups sifted white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg; unbeaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup butter
  • Frosting:
  • 2 Tablespoons water - approximately, and very hot
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350?F.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together thoroughly, add egg and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  4. Gradually stir in sifted dry ingredients until well-blended.
  5. Roll small amounts of dough 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured board.
  6. Shape with cookie cutter.
  7. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350? until delicately browned. 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Frosting: Mix together ingredients, add food coloring if desired and sprinkle with sugar decorations.
Notes
Add a few drops of pure maple syrup to the mixture to give a unique maple flavor.
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