- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp milled vanilla
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. The dough will be very stiff; blend last flour by hand.
- Do not chill dough; divide into two balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12″ in diameter and 1/8″ thick. Cut out cookies with floured cookie cutters.
- Bake cookies in preheated oven on ungreased cookie sheets on top rack of oven for 6-7 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned.