Smiling Sugar Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
About 24 popsicle sticks
1 c. vanilla frosting
red, blue and green paste
Assorted small candies
food coloring

In large bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; insert a popsicle stick in center of each. Place 2” apart on lightly greased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Divide frosting among three bowls; tint as desired. Place each color of frosting in resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in corner of bag. Pipe hair and mouths onto cookies; use a dab of frosting to attach
small candies for eyes. Let dry for at least 30 minutes. Makes about two dozen.

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