1 1/2 C. Butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 C. confectioners sugar
2 tsp. milk
2 tsp. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. almond extract, 1 tsp. vanilla, or 1/4 tsp. peppermint, orange or lemon extract
(blend all ingredients and than add food colorings. You might need to add 1-2 more tsp. of milk to get desired consistency. This icing dries hard and stays shiny and colors stay brilliant)
In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill for 1-24 hours.
Preheat oven to 400* Roll out dough on sugared or floured counter til 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Cut into shapes with cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool completely and than frost with icing.
THIS IS THE RECIPE WE USE FOR OUR CHRISTMAS COOKIES, YUM!