Here is a great classic recipe for a simple rolled cookie. Yes, any cut out cookie does take a little bit more work than a drop cookie. One way I cut a corner with these cookies is that instead of frosting them, I just dipped them half in chocolate. I found this fabulous sparkle plate at TARGET. I was so excited I bought 8.
Preheat Oven to 375
1/3 Cup of Butter
1/3 Cup of Shortening/Crisco
¾ Cup of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
4 Teaspoons of Milk
2 Cups of Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powered
In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, Crisco, sugar, and vanilla. Flowed by adding the egg and whipping until light and fluffy. Mix in the milk and then stir in the flour and baking powder. Divide batter into three equal parts and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
On a floured Surface roll out one of the parts of dough to about 1/8th inch. With a cookie cutter cut the dough with the cutter and place on baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes.
You can eat them as is, sprinkle with sprinkles before baking, ice after being cooled or dip them in melted chocolate as I did.