Just like the bakery Italian Butter Cookies.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 30 drops red food coloring
- 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and food coloring of your choice. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Place dough in a pastry bag fitted with a number 4-S tip (the S means 'star'), and pipe out in 2 inch bars on greased baking pan. (Can also be piped into rosettes or other shapes)
Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes. Put baked cookies together with jam, frosting or melted chocolate.