Thursday, April 28, 2011

Butter Cookies

These are our favorite cut out cookies! They're rich and border on the edge of being crisp- instead of soft. We love the flavor and they don't puff up while baking so your designs stay put through baking.

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, unbeaten
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add the flour and baking powder. Chill until firm. Roll out, cut, and bake at 350 degrees until the edges start to brown (I'm thinking 10-12 minutes, but my directions just say, "until they start to brown")