Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rolled Sugar Cookies

2/3 c. sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

In a medium bowl, beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour mixed with baking powder and salt until dough is smooth, scraping down side of bowl often. Wrap and refrigerate dough 2-3 hours, until firm. Preheat oven to 350*. Between pieces of wax paper, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies. Arrange cookies 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. let cookies cool 2 minutes on sheets, then remove to racks and let cool completely.

Makes about 36 cookies.

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