Aunt Merna's Sugar Cookies

1 Cup Butter

1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1 Egg

2 1/2 Cup Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Cream of Tarter

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Cream Butter and Sugar. Add egg and mix. Add rest of ingredients; stir well. chill at least one hour. Roll out dough 1/8 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with your favorite cookie cutter. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Remove cookies from the oven when they are barely light brown around the edges.

Cream Cheese Icing:

1 8 oz. package Cream Cheese

1/2 cup Butter

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

4 Cups Powdered Sugar

2 Tablespoons Milk as needed

Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear a bit dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Yield : 3 Cups

My nieces, nephews, and family have enjoyed my cookies for years now. 

Submitted by Merna Throne