Preheat oven to
400°. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and the VANILLA,
mix until well blended. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and
baking powder then gradually add to the butter mixture and blend well.
Form the dough into a smooth ball. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured
surface to a thickness of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut out with cookie cutters
and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Fill each cookie sheet with cookies
of equal size to ensure even baking. Bake for 6 minutes (a bit longer
for thicker cookies), but they shouldn’t brown at all. Remove from cookie
sheets and cool on wire racks or waxed paper. Decorate as desired when
Frosting: Mix all of the ingredients together until smooth. Color
with food coloring if desired.
Prep. time: 10
Cutting time: 30 minutes, depending on size of cookies
Baking time: 6 minutes per sheet
Yield: about 12 dozen