The Claus’ Cut-Out Christmas Cookies

3 sticks ( 1-1/2 c.) butter or margarine
2 ¼ c. granulated sugar
6 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
3 T. milk or cream
3 tsp. baking powder
6 c. flour

Mix milk, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour, gradually chill the dough (by covering) in fridge 2 to 3 hours – or overnight. Roll dough generously with flour to ¼ – inch thickness. Cut out into favorite Christmas shapes and bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Frost with powdered sugar and milk glaze (1 C. powdered sugar to 1 tablespoon milk – make it thin but not runny.) Use various food colorings in frosting for Christmas flair! Makes 4 – 6 dozen Christmas cookies.