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Vanilla Butter Sugar Cookies Recipe

Vanilla Butter Sugar Cookies Recipe

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup butter -- softened
2 each eggs
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 frosting
1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoon butter -- softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
food coloring -- optional
colored sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter; beat until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture until completely blended. Chill for 30 min. ON a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with holiday cutters dipped in flour. Using a floured spatula, transfer cookies to ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 deg. for 10-12 min. Cool on wire racks. For frosting, combine sugar butter, vanilla and milk; beat until creamy. Thin with additional milk to desired spreading consistency if necessary. Add a few drops of food coloring if desired. Spread frosting over cookies and decorate with colored sugar.
Makes 7 doz.
Anna in Sweden

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