Ingredients for - Vanilla Butter Rollouts

1. 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2. 1-1/2 cups sugar
3. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4. 2 large eggs, room temperature
5. 4 cups all-purpose flour
6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
7. 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
8. 1 teaspoon salt
9. Frosting:
10. 6 tablespoons butter, softened
11. 3 cups confectioners' sugar
12. 1 tablespoon clear or regular vanilla extract
13. 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
14. Paste food coloring, optional
15. Assorted decorations, optional

How to cook deliciously - Vanilla Butter Rollouts

1 . Stage

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in vanilla and eggs, 1 at a time. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; cover. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.

2 . Stage

Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2- to 3-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

3 . Stage

Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

4 . Stage

For frosting, beat together butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach desired consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring. Spread or pipe onto cookies; decorate as desired.