Christmas Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups fleischmann’s unsalted margarine

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs (!)

1 tsp. vanilla

5 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Combine sugar, margarine and eggs. Beat well. Mix in all other ingredients thoroughly. Chill at least one hour.

Roll out 1/2 inch or form into walnut size balls and flatten to 1/2 inch.  Bake at just under 400 degrees for seven minutes on cool cookie sheets. Keep dough in refrigerator when not in direct use (in between batches, etc.)

Frost and decorate.

Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Fleishman’s unsalted margarine

5 TB water, rice milk or soy milk

1 tsp. vanilla

sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc.

When cookies cool- frost and decorate. Frosting will “glaze” slightly and cookies will stack nicely.

Yummy!