Basic holiday cutout cookies

Yield: 4 dozen

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter; softened
1 cup Powdered sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1½ cup Flour; all-purpose
\N \N Food color (red & green)
\N \N Writing gels (red & green)
\N \N Decorative icings (white,
\N \N . red & green)
\N \N Holiday candy
\N \N Holiday sprinkles
\N \N Colored crystal sugars



In medium bowl. beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy. Slowly beat in flour. On lightly floured surface, roll to ⅛-inch thickness. Use star cookie cutters to cut out cookies. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

To Tint: For each cup of dough, knead in 8 to 10 drops of food color.

** Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal -- Food section -- Wednesday : 29 November 1995 **

From: Paul Macgregor Date: 08 Jan 96

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