(butter cookies are the ones with icing)
Butter Cookies4cups flour
2 beaten eggs
2 tsp vanilla
sift flour and salt. Add butter and mix. Add sugar, eggs, soda, dissolved in milk and vanilla. Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes on lightly greased (sprayed) cookie sheet.
**a few tips** make sure your butter is softened. If you have a kitchenaid mixer use it and it will make your life a lot easier when making these cookies. if you don't no worries, i made them for years without one, it will give your arms a workout. Make sure you put down a lot of flour on the counter or table where you will be rolling out your cookies as well as on the rolling pin and cookie cutters.
Butter Cookie Icing1 egg white
beat egg white with water until it forms a peak. add vanilla and enough powdered sugar to make it the right spreading consistency (approx 1lb powdered sugar).
*double recipe for 1 batch of cookies