In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except icing. Beat until well-blended and soft dough forms. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. On well-floured surface roll out 1/3 of the dough to 1/8" thickness. Keep remaining dough refrigerated. Cut with 2" cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-19 minutes until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute, remove from cookie sheet to wire racks to cool. Decorate with icing as desired.