(NOTE: look at that tinsel !)
Here's her recipe for sugar cookies:
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup softened butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture in 3 increments for easier mixing. (NOTE: if dough is too sticky or wet, add more flour as needed). Chill dough overnight.
Let dough come back to room temperature and roll out 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes (until edges are brown). Cool complete and decorate with simple frosting of powdered sugar thinned with milk (you can add a bit of vanilla if you want too).
Add sprinkles and it's Christmas!