Recipe created for the Darby Field Inn by Chef Waneeta Marquis
½ cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup powdered sugar
red and/or green food coloring
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.
Stir in eggs, one at a time.
Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
Add food coloring until desired color is reached; you may divide dough beforehand to make two different colored cookies.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and grease lightly with baking spray.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls.
Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Bake 10 – 12 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
Yield: 4 dozen cookies.