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  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  5. 2 eggs

  6. 4 teaspoons milk

  7. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  8. 1/4 teaspoon anise extract or almond extract

  9. 2/3 cup butter

  10. 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

  11. Powdered Sugar Icing - optional

  12. Small multicolor decorative candies or colored sugar - optional

  13. Powdered Sugar Icing Ingredients:

  14. 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  15. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

  16. Milk or orange juice

  17. Few drops food coloring - optional

  18. What's Next:

  19. STIR together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; set aside.

  20. STIR together eggs, milk, vanilla, and anise or almond extract in a small bowl; set aside.

  21. BEAT butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium

  22. 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, and beat till fluffy. Alternately add flour mixture and egg mixture to sugar mixture, beating till combined (the dough may be a bit sticky). Wrap dough in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap. Chill dough for 2 to 24 hours or till firm enough to handle.

  23. 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes, re-rolling trimmings as necessary. Arrange cutouts about 1 inch apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.

  24. 375 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes or till the edges are

  25. 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Powdered Sugar Icing and decorative candies or colored sugar, if desired. Makes

  26. 72 cookies.

  27. Eat well & Cookie often! Tweet

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  1. Now that we can make cookies

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