Granny's Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Add vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients.
Chill for one hour.
Roll out approx 3/8 in thick and cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 6-8 min. Do not brown. If they're browning, reduce oven to 375 and add a couple of minutes. Cool thoroughly on rack.
1 lb. confectioners sugar
1/4 c. butter,softened
enough milk to make a nice consistency
food coloring (Wilton's is best)
Cream butter, sugar, and salt together. Slowly add enough milk to make a frosting that is easy to spread. Using a mixer will give a fluffier consistency.
Divide into small portions and add food coloring. Spread on cooled cookies and add sprinkles, red hots, raisins, etc. If you don't end up with a lot of sprinkles on the floor you haven't used enough.
Best eaten the next day, if you can wait!