Rich Roll Cookies and Icing

Roll Cookies recipe from Joy of Cooking. Made every Christmas by my mother. 

Cream:  1 cup butter, 2/3 cup sugar
Beat in:  1egg, 1 teasp. Vanilla or Almond extract
Combine and add:  2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, 1/2 teasp. salt
Optional:  1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Chill dough, 3-4 hours before rolling.  One hour works too.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes or until slightly colored.

Decorate With: Mary Sullivan’s Best Icing Ever

Mix and boil for 1 min, then cool:
4 T sugar
2 T water
Beat 2 egg whites until fluffy:
Add sugar/water mixture & beat.
Add & beat in:
2/3 cup crisco
1 t vanilla
1/2 t butter flavoring
1/2 t almond flavoring
1/2 t salt
Add:  l pound sugar.
Beat until fluffy.

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