This is my mom's sugar cookie recipe that she's made for years. We use it for any roll out sugar cookie you need - it's not too sweet and has a great texture. This was the first time I tried putting it on sticks and it worked great. I rolled it a little thicker, chilled the dough after cutting out the shapes to avoid them getting misshapen from the stick, and then slid the sticks into the cookies right before I put them in the oven.
Ingredients: 1c butter 1c pwd sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg dash salt 2.5c flour Cream the butter and powdered sugar. Add the vanilla and beaten egg. Sift in salt and flour.
Roll to 1/8in thick. Cut out shapes.
(optional - chill. I've found this helps the cookies maintain their shape)