*After years of trying many sugar cookie recipes, we believe these are the best. I get to make them more than once during the holiday season and they’re wonderful to give as gifts.

 

COOKIES

Cream together: 1 cup butter and 2/3 cup sugar

Beat in: 1 egg

Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2-1/2 cups sifted flour

Mix all ingredients until well blended.

Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake 8-10 minutes or until barely colored. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.

Cookies can be frosted and decorated or just eaten plain.

FROSTING

3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar (sifted)

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Melt butter: combine all ingredients and beat till smooth. Add food coloring if desired.

Yield: 1/3 cup frosting

Hope you enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas!