old fashioned christmas cookies

2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 eggs
6 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Beat well. Sift dry ingredients; add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Chill. Roll. Cut with holiday cutters. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen cookies. Frost.

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