In a large bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer) cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
Next, add the eggs and vanilla allowing it to beat until smooth.
Slowly add to the mixer your flour, baking powder, and salt.
Allow the dough to mix until it is all the same consistency.
Spread your dough out onto plates, I use dinner plates and chill your dough in the fridge for at least one hour (I tend to leave the dough overnight in the fridge)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out your dough onto a floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick using a rolling pin.
Use cookie cutters to cut your shapes.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Place on baker racks and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
Start with all the ingredients listed below in a bowl but the milk.
Mix well and taste test, if the frosting is too thick add more milk or to runny add more sugar.
Dish out into bowls and then mix in food coloring.
Frost your cookies!!
Homemade Frosting Directions:
Start with the ingredients listed below in a bowl, I start with 4 tbsp of the milk. Mix together with a hand-held mixer (this is thick so you want to have the electric power to it)
Mix well and taste test, if the frosting is to thick add more milk or to runny add more sugar.
Dish out into bowls and then mix in food coloring. Frost your cookies!!
I let the kids frost all the cookies and its fun to see what they come up with for color combinations and decorations!!