These are the best you'll ever taste, I swear
*6 egg yolks
*4 whole eggs
*2 cups softened butter
*2 1/8 cups white sugar
*7 cups all purpose flour
*1 tbsp baking POWDER
*1/2 tsp salt
*1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the icing:
*4 cups powdered sugar
*1/2 cup vegetable oil
*1/2 tsp vanilla extract
*hot water as needed
*food coloring, be sure to split the icing into separate bowls if you want to make different colored cookies
Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each
Combine dry ingredients and stir slowly into sugar mixture
Cover and chill for at least one hour, over night in small batches is best
Preheat oven to 375
If you don't have fantastic cookie sheets, grease them. Mine are naturally greasy because I use them a lot and they never really come totally clean after awhile.
Roll dough on floured surface to desired thickness (up to 1/2 inch) and cut
Bake for 8 to 10 to 12 minutes, watch them! As soon as the edges look golden, take them out.
Let cool 5 minutes on sheet, then put on wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
Or if you like sugar cookies, sugar them before you bake them. This is important.