Sugar Cookies

1 c. butter at room temperature
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
4 c. sifted flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla extract
1/4 c. milk
pinch of salt

sprinkles or Red Hots for decoration

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In electric mixer, beat butter until smooth.

Add eggs, vanilla, and sugar.  

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.  

Add dry ingredients to bowl alternating with milk.
Refrigerate batter for 2 hours.
Roll out 1/8 inch thick and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.  

Decorate as desired.  

Place on greased baking sheet or use parchment paper.  

Bake for 10 minutes and cool on a rack.

Decorate as desired.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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