We're not found of overly sweet desserts in my home. At holiday time I love to relax and carefully decorate a platter of sugar cookies. I've found that this tangy non-too-sweet cookie recipe fits the bill perfectly! My mother found this recipe in the Syracuse Herald-American many years ago. We both have been making this recipe every Christmas since then. I also love to make them for summertime holidays using summertime cookie cutters. Prep time includes short end of chill time. You can substitute a little fresh squeezed lemon juice for the water in the icing recipe if you wish, too. You can also skip chilling in the fridge and put the dough right into a cookie press. ADDED 12/13/08 - We use the royal icing recipe so that these cookies can be stacked after they are decorated. Royal icing is a hard, crisp icing that gives these cookies a nice snap when you bite into them.