This recipe from Delia Shirmer Conrad dates back to the 1920s. It has been a Jansen Family staple for generations. The decorations on the cutouts become more creative and outrageous each year!
Cream the above until fluffy.
2t cream of tartar
1t baking soda
1/3 t salt
whisk the above together in separate bowl. Add 2T of the whisk-mixed powder to the butter mixture, then beat in:
Blend in remainig flour mixture on lowest speed so it doesn't blow all over the kitchen.
Chill for 1 hour. Roll-out with lots of flour on the cloth. Make the cookies a bit thicker for kids decorating.
Bake at 350F for approximately 8 minutes.
Whisk together powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency. Thinner the better for kids especially.