My recipe comes from a Pillsbury cookie book I bought at a book fair in Kindergarten and have held on to ever since (approx. 20 years now--and saying that makes me feel old).
* 1 cup rolled sugar
* 1 cup butter, softenend
* 3 tbsp. milk
*1 tsp. vanilla
* 1 egg
* 3 cups flour
* 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and egg; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
Heat oven to 400*F. On lightly floured surface, roll dough, 1/3 at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets; sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400*F for 5 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Makes 5-6 dozen.
Once they are completely cooled, I take store-bought cookie icing and outline the cookie with icing. Then with a butter knife, I spread the icing evenly towards the center. Then I dip the cookie in a bowl of sprinkles. Here's my first batch of Christmas cookies.