Cookies: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough for two hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough ¼ inch thick on floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on cooling rack and frost as desired. Yields 24 cookies.
Frosting: Combine powdered sugar, butter flavored Crisco and vanilla in mixer. Slowly blend in milk (1 tbsp. at a time). Add desired color. Once you have reached a nice and creamy consistency, beat on high for another 3 minutes.