Holiday Chocolate Cookies
Heat oven to 325℉ (160℃).
In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, blending well.
On lightly floured surface, roll small portion of dough at a time to ¼ inch thickness.
(Refrigerate dough if too soft to roll).
Cut with 2½ inch cookie cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until only slight indentation remains when touched lightly.
Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Prepare Decorator's Frosting.
Frost cookies; decorate as desired.
Decorator's Frosting: In small mixer bowl, combine all ingredients except red food color; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency.
Tint with food color, blending well.