Grandma Christmas Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Colored sugar (optional)

Grandma Christmas Cookies preparing
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar;
beat in eggs. In separate bowl, sift fl our, baking soda, cinnamon and
salt. Gradually stir fl our mixture into butter mixture. Using about 1/2 of
the dough at a time, knead lightly 5 to 7 times on fl oured surface. Roll
dough about 1/8-inch thick; cut with fl oured cookie cutters. If desired,
sprinkle with colored sugar before baking. Bake on greased cookie
sheets at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned
around outside edges. Cool on wire cooling racks. If desired, frost all or
part of cookies with Tinted Frosting. Makes about 6 dozen, depending
on size.
Tinted Frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Food coloring
Mix powdered sugar, butter, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla until smooth.
Add more milk, if needed, to make frosting of spreading consistency.
To tint frosting, separate frosting into 2 or 3 small bowls and use food
coloring to obtain desired colors. Makes frosting for about 3 to 4 dozen

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