Halloween Sugar Cookies - 10/29/04

Halloween Sugar Cookies

1/2 c Butter; softened
1 c Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
2 1/2 c Flour
1 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Salt
Orange paste food color
Chocolate sprinkles

Beat butter and sugar in mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then add vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl
and beat in butter mixture. Add small amount orange paste food color to
dough with toothpick and beat at low speed until dough is evenly colored.

Form dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Flatten balls gently with palm of your hand,
then press with fork tines to make grid pattern. Top with chocolate
sprinkles and bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Each cookie contains about:
116 calories; 87 mg sodium; 28 mg cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 17 grams
carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 0.04 gram fiber.