- Cooking Time: 6
- Servings: 24
- Preparation Time: 20
BackstoryMy mother in law has been making these for Christmas for years and years. Our Christmas wouldn't be complete without these...it's become a tradition for me and my kids, decorating them after cutting and baking. They are the best when iced, but sometimes I just sprinkle on colored sugar before baking. I call them "Play Dough" cookies because that's what the dough smells like to me! (Don't worry, they don't taste like Play Dough!) Note: I double the recipe.
- * 2/3 cup butter, softened
- * 1/2 cup sugar
- * 1 egg, beaten well
- * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- * 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- * decorator icing, in various colors or confectioner's sugar icing, colored with food coloring (optional)
- Cream butter and sugar well.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
- Combine baking powder and flour.
- Add gradually to creamed mixture.
- Chill until firm.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out dough to about 1/4" thickness on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes on cookie sheets lined with Reynolds Parchment Paper.
- When cool, decorate with frosting or icing if desired.