Roll-Out Cookie Recipe
1 cup butter -
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Add baking powder and flour one cup at a time, mixing after
each addition. The dough will be very stiff; blend last flour by hand. Do not
chill dough. Divide dough into two balls.
On floured surface, roll each ball in a circle approximately
12" in diameter and 1/8" thick. Dip cookie cutters in flour before each use.
Sprinkle on any candy trims before baking.
Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet in middle oven rack of
oven for 4 to 5 minutes depending on size, or until cookies are lightly browned.
Using spatula, remove cookies from cookie sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
To " paint" mix food color paste with small amount of water.
When cookies are cool , use an art brush to paint on color. Or ice and decorate
with royal icing.