Retro Bourbon Cookies

1/2 c. soft butter
3/4 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
food coloring if desired
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
Possible fillings: chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut, cherries

For the Icing:
Mix 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
2 tbsp cream
1 tsp vanilla
Food coloring

Heat oven to 350. Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and food coloring, thoroughly. Measure flour by dip-level-pour method or by sifting. Blend in flour and salt. If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. cream. Wrap a level Tablespoon of dough around filling.. Place 1" apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 min. Cool; dip tops of cookies in frosting; decorate with another topping if desired. Makes 20-25 cookies.