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Friday, April 15, 2011
ADORABLE CUTOUT COOKIES ON A STICK
2 cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter flavored extract
7 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and mix well. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to batter and mix well.
CHILL 3-4 hours or overnight before using.
Roll cookies out approximately 1/4 inch thick and insert cookie sticks at least 1/3 to 1/2 way into cookie.
Bake cookies at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes. This dough keeps well in a covered container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.
Decorate as desired. Display 3-7 cookies in a 6 inch clay pot (depending on size of cookie). Weigh pot down with dried beans and cut a circle of Styrofoam to fit snugly into top. Add ribbons and enjoy.