|Look at the cute ones the kids did....We make the candy canes into Js in our family...our last name is James, see....|
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
No instructions come with this recipe because it's an old one. Here's how I make them: cream butter (room temperature) and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix until well combined. Add vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients gradually until just combined. Separate dough into 2 flat circles, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill them at least one hour.
Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch and cut with cutters. Bake 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Sugar Cut Out Icing (please don't buy icing in a can, please)
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add milk to desired consistency.