This recipe is from an old cookbook that I used as a child baking cookies with my mom and my sister.
2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk or cream
Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cream butter; add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and milk.
Add sifted dry ingredients, then gradually add remaining flour until dough is stiff enough to handle. Chill at least 1 hour.
Roll 1/8 (2 cm.) thick on lightly floured board and shape with floured cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle with plain or tinted sugar if desired.
Bake in moderate oven (375°) for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 50 to 60 small cookies. You may also double or triple the recipe for more cookies. If you prefer, allow baked cookies to cool and ice with coloured icing and sprinkles.
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