Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins
These are fun for kid's parties or Christmas get togethers. You don't have to use them as just a name card, you can write a short message or anything you want on them. Use your imagination, but enjoy the cookies. We have made these at Christmas and hung them on the tree. (the cat ended up eating them, but it looked nice for a day or so!)
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 3⁄4 cup butter or 3⁄4 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients together and mix with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add the dry stuff to the wet stuff until combined thoroughly.
- Roll dough out on lightly floured surface until about 1/8" thick. Cut into various shapes using cookie cutters or even just cut with a knife into rectangles.
- Use a straw to cut out a hole in the cookie. Be sure to leave enough room around the edges of the hole so it's not too thin.
- Place shapes on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes. When you remove cookies, you may have to poke the straw through the hole again to re-open it.
- Transfer to a cooling rack.
- Decorate name card with icing/decorator gel and tie a ribbon or string of yarn through the hole to hang the card.