Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie (calculated without decorations) equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: ½ starch, ½ fat.
pound butter, softened
teaspoons vanilla or anise extract
cups all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
cups confectioners' sugar
5 to 6
teaspoons vanilla extract
Flaked coconut or assorted sprinkles
Directions In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For icing, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Dip cookies, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; decorate as desired. Let stand until set. Yield: 7 dozen.