1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


1 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon water
Sprinkles for decoration


Cookies – Makes about 2 dozen

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.  In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter or margarine and beat with an electric mixer until creamy, about 3 minutes

3.  Add eggs, one at a time, blending after each addition

4.  Add vanilla, mix well.

5.  In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt

6.  Add flour mixture to butter mixture, one cup at a time; blend until all the flour mixture is incorporated

7.  Scoop into 1-inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

8.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the bottoms turn light brown

9.  Let stand for 5 minutes before removing to cool onto a wire rack.

10. Frost when completely cooled.


1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy

2. Add cream of tartar

3. Add sugar, one cup at a time; blend until fully incorporated

4. Add extract and water, mixing until combined

5. Whip frosting at high speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy

6. Decorate your frosted cookies with colored sprinkles.

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