Mama Kay’s grandchildren liked sweeter cookies than she typically made, so in later years, she began using neighbor Betsy Weyel’s recipe that included a frosting. Every Christmas season, children gathered round Mama Kay’s kitchen table to decorate cookies. Some were decorated with sprinkles prior to cooking. Others were frosted and then decorated. The frosted ones are Tyler’s favorite holiday cookie.
BATTER: ½ c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 beaten egg
1 T. heavy cream
½ t. vanilla
¼ t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1 ¾ c. + 2 T. flour
Mix salt, baking powder and flour. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg. Then add cream and vanilla. Add flour mixture. Form into ball. Wrap in waxed paper or Saran wrap and chill thoroughly.
On floured surface, roll dough to ¼” to ½” thickness. Use cookie cutters.
Bake 5-8 minutes, depending upon thickness.
FROSTING: Spread thin layer on back side of cookie.
1 stick butter, melted
1 box powered sugar
1 t. vanilla
Bit of milk
Mix in pan on stove. Add milk, tablespoon at a time, to achieve desired consistency. Place white frosting in small bowls and add desired food coloring. If frosting hardens in bowl, add milk and blend.