Sugar Cookie Cutouts

1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated sugar
2 large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
3 3/4 cup All purpose flour
2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 cup Heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup Colored sugar (Red)
1/3 cup Colored sugar (Green)
Ready to pipe cookie icing for decoration

Cream together butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until thoroughly blended. With electric mixer on low speed, gradually mix in flour, baking powder and whipping cream until thoroughly blended. Press dough together and divide in half. Wrap halves in plastic wrap and allow to chill about 3 hours or until firm enough to roll. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough at a time, keeping other half refrigerated, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with well floured cookie cutters. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of colored sugar. Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Reroll scraps and re-chill. Bake cookies for 14 minutes or until bottom and edges are slightly brown. Allow cookies to cool slightly on cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough until all dough is used. Once cookies are cooled, decorate with cookie icing.

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