Vanilla Butter Sugar Cookies

This Vanilla Butter Sugar Cookie recipe can be used for any holiday, just change up the cookie cutters!

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

2 eggs

2 Tbsp. vanilla extract

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cream of tartar


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 Tbsp. butter, softened

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. milk

food coloring and colored sugar, optional

In a 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 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

To prepare 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 or decorate your own way.

Makes 7 dozen

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