This may be a good time to re-bake another stash of holiday cookies  *  Once they are baked and cooled consider painting them with a colored icing glaze  *  1 cup of sugar (powdered) becomes icing when 3 Tbsp of milk and some choice food coloring is added  *  The following holiday cookie recipe is for a small amount of cookies  *  The recipe can be easily doubled for double the quantity and does not need refrigeration before rolling  *  We begin by adding 1 1/4 up of flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/8 tsp salt to a bowl and set the dry mix aside for a moment  *  Blend 1/4 cup of butter at room temperature and 1/2 cup of mixed white and brown sugar by hand or in a mixer until completely blended  *  add one egg and and one tsp of vanilla or almond extract and combine into the wet mix  *  Slowly add the flour – baking powder – salt  mix into the wet batter until a ball of dough forms  *  No yeast – so no wait time  *  Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is nice and thin (less than a quarter inch) and cut into festive shapes using different cookie cutters  *  Place on a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or a butter coating on top and bake at 400F for about 9 minutes  *  take out before the cookies turn oven brown and let them cool  *  Mix some colorful icing using blue, green, red, yellow, and a lot of white  food coloring for the pallet     *  Using model type paint brushes try your color and design skills on the cookie surfaces  *  Find a good hiding place to hold these treasures and consider adding more Holiday Cookies soon to the stash!

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