This makes about 36-40 medium sized cookies
Use a kitchen aid to mix dry ingredients – if not a big bowl and a mixer works too. In a separate bowl cream the butter, vanilla, sugar, eggs together and ad this a little at a time to the dry mix. Some people refrigerate their dough now – I just keep going. Using a floured surface – roll out to about ½” and cut dough with cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes (less if convection)
Decorate when cool Icing: Mix together 2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 egg whites, food coloring if desired – can be messy!