With their greater proportion of butter to sugar, these cookies are more tender and less crumbly than most sugar cookies. You can serve them golden brown as they come from the oven. But if you have artistic talent, here's your chance to show it off. Besides using the colored sugar and sprinkles suggested here, you can stamp these cookies with decorative designs before baking, and stencil, ice and glaze them after baking.
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