These cookies are awesome. I got the recipe from Rebecca when I lived out in New York--she had us over and our children all got to decorate cookies. I was so happy--they tasted JUST LIKE the big pink cookies that you get in Utah. I remember buying these cookies like every day after classes at BYU--there was a certain vending machine in the Marriott Business building that sold them. So...my Freshman 5--well, this sure helped that out! Yumm!
1 cup softened butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. baking powder
7 cups flour
1. Cream butter and sugar together.
2. Add and mix eggs and vanilla.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
4. Roll out cookie dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut into favorite shapes and place on a lightly non-stick sprayed baking sheet.
5. Bake at pre-heated 400 degree oven for 5-6 minutes, or until very pale.
DO NOT OVERBAKE. These cookies will not puff up or "grow" much. They will be very soft if you don't overbake!
1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 egg whites
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
food coloring pink
1. Cream together butter and vanilla.
2. Add alternately and mix egg whites and powdered sugar.
3. Beat for 5-10 minutes with electric mixer. Frosting should be very light and fluffy.
So you know, it kind of depends on the oven you have when baking the cookies. I have sometimes put it between 375 and 400. You'll have to see how your oven cooks. The important thing is to get the cookies cooked, but definitely not over done.