STAR COOKIE RECIPE
For Halloween Walk, Lantern Walk, Santa Lucia's Day, or Christmas (makes ~30 star cookies)
½ C (1 stick) Butter
½ C Sugar, brown or white
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Baking Powder
2½ to 2¾ C Flour, unbleached or whole wheat or half of each
Cream together: butter and sugar. Beat in: eggs, vanilla and baking powder. Stir in flour gradually. Chill the dough 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on a well-floured board, and cut with a star cookie cutter. Bake for 7 - 12 min, until edges are barely browned.
–based on The Joy of Cooking