Makes 4 dozen
1 c. (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. unsifted powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
frosting: 1 egg white beat until foamy and 1/2 c. powdered sugar. (can be tinted)
Soften butter, and beat until creamy.
Beat in sugar until smooth.
Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
Stir in flour and baking powder until thoroughly mixed.
Chill 2 to 3 hours
Roll dough thin on floured floured board.
Cut into desired shapes.
Frost before baking, sprinkle if desired.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 375 oven (8-10 min)