I like to bake cookies for my kids and send them to them in the mail and this is the recipe I like to use. I don't frost them though, the icing gets too smoshed. Just sprinkles. sometimes I put in a can of store bought frosting so they can decorate them themselves.
What is your favorite cookie?
WHITE VELVET CUTOUTS
2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 pkg. (8 ozs) cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar, egg yolks and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 in.thickness. Cut into 3-in. shapes; place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set (not browned). Cool 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool. YIELD: about 7 dozen.
(that graphic is a book cover for FOOD! illustrated by Mike Pantuso. You can find it on amazon.com if you like)