Preheat oven to 325°F
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, blend butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
Mix in flour and milk.
If too dry, add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Dough should hold together but be soft and pliable like pie crust.
Knead on a lightly floured surface. Be careful not to use too much flour, or the dough will become too stiff and result in a tough cookie.
Roll dough out on surface, and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
Using a spatula, place cookie cutouts on ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden in color. The cookies will crisp up when out of the oven.
Cool on wire racks.
Frost and decorate as desired.
Note: These cookies can be made for any holiday that has a cookie-cutter: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, etc.
Serving Size: 35 cookies