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Painted Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened (or margarine)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg yolk paint   (as required)
Directions

Cream butter at medium speed of an electric mixer, gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Add milk and vanilla, and mix well.
Combine flour, baking powder, and soda; add flour mixture to creamed mixture, stirring until blended. (Dough will be soft.)
Shape dough into 2 balls, wrap each ball in waxed paper, and allow balls to chill at least 4 hours.
Work with half of dough at a time; store remainder in refrigerator.
Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on floured waxed paper, cut with 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookie cutters, and transfer dough shapes to lightly greased cookie sheets.
Paint assorted designs on cookies using a small art brush and Egg Yolk Paint.
Bake at 375° for 6 to 8 minutes, cool on wire racks.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Servings: 
5

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