1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
I made these last night for our family party. They make about 2 dozen. They were simple and yummy! We decorated them with frosting and sprinkles. You should have saw my 3 years old cookie that he decorated. It was sky high with frosting and topped off with sprinkles. He ate it too quick to get a picture of it. I got the recipe from allrecipes and it would have made 60 cookies but I scaled it down to 15 and it made 2 dozen cookies for me. Just enough for not too many leftovers. They were perfect for our fun night. Isn't anything with sugar and then topped with sugar good?