Nazareth Ganja Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar

  1. Butter should be soft but not melted; 1 to 2 hours at room temperature should work.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cream the butter and sugar until the mixture reaches a uniform consistency and the butter is the size of small pebbles. Add eggs and continue mixing; this will help mix in any remaining butter.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add to the butter, egg, and sugar mixture. Mix well until all ingredients are combined into consistent dough.
  4. Cool dough in refrigerator for 1 hour; dough should be firm and cool.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. (Flour the rolling pin too!). Cut into shapes using cookie or biscuit cutters. Continue reshaping the dough left from each cutting until all the dough is used up.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until cookie edges are firm and bottom is lightly brown.