|Sorry the picture isn't the best--I had a hard time finding one. The magic wand in the picture was made using two stars with a cookie dowel sandwiched between. Bake them and ice as desired. Cute idea for a tea or birthday party!|
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (I use Imperial margarine)
1 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough.
On floured surface, roll some dough about 1/4 to 1/8 in. thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour if necessary. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
I use buttercream to ice them.