"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway


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Added: Tuesday, April 21, 2009


1 Cup Butter (softened)
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1 Recipe of Frosting (to follow)

1/2 Cup Butter (softened)
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla
3-4 Tbsp. Milk
Food Coloring

Cream butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture. Mix well.

Chill the dough for about 1 hour. Roll out dough onto a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters.

Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes. Don't let them get brown!

Cool cookies before frosting.




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