You know those cookie exchanges that are so popular during the holiday season? The ones where you bake dozens of the same kind of cookies to take to a party where you give them away by the dozen to other participants in exchange for a dozen of theirs?
Sift together in bowl and reserve:
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Put: 3/4 cup soft margarine in large bowl
Add: 1 cup sugar
1 tsp peppermint (or any other flavor extract)
Beat with mixer or wooden spoon until mixture is light and fluffy.
Beat in flour mixture, blending until smooth.
Chill 1 hour or until firm.
Roll out onto floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.
Put on cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Decorate as desired.