OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS COOKIES
Cream butter; add sugar and eggs, beating well.  Stir in milk and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl; add to creamed
mixture, mixing well. Chill dough.

Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with assorted
cutters.  Place cookies 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350° for
10-12 minutes.  Remove to wire racks to cool.  Decorate, as desired, with candies
and royal icing.  Yield:  5 dozen.
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) and cream of tartar in a large mixing
bol at medium speed of an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add sugar,
mixing well.  Beat 5 to 7 minutes

Tint one-fourth of icing red; tint remaining icing geen.  Yield: icing for about
5 dozen cookies.

Note:  icing dries very quickly; keep covered at all times with plastic wrap.  
Food coloring may be substituted or omitted if icing is used for other cookie
recipes
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ROYAL ICING
3 Egg whites
1-16 ounce pkg confecioners sugar
red and green paste food coloring (or whatever colors)
1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
INGREDIENTS
SINGLE
DOUBLE
BUTTER, SOFTENED
1 Cup
2 Cup
SUGAR
2 Cups
4 Cups
BROWN SUGAR
¼ cup
1/2 Cup
EGGS
2
4
MILK
1/4 CUP, 2 TBS
3/4 CUP
VANILLA EXTRACT
2 TSPS
4 TSP
FLOUR
4 CUPS
8 CUPS
BAKING POWDER
2 TSPS
1 TBS, 1 TSP
SALT
1/2 TSP
1 TSP
DECORATOR CANDIES
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
ROYAL ICING
RECIPE BELOW