Roll Out Cookies

With tomorrow being a holiday, a few more to follow in the next couple months, I thought it would be a good idea to post a basic roll out cookie recipe.  It's always good to have this one on hand for a variety of occasions.  This is my Grandma's cookie recipe and is by far my favorite.  Simple ingredients and so tasty.  Sprinkle the top with some color sugar or sprinkles before you bake, or ice them after you've baked them.  Either way they will be a hit.  Here's the skinny...
Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in the egg and vanilla until fluffy.  Add the baking powder and the flour one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Divide dough into two balls.  On a floured surface, roll each ball of dough to about 1/8 inch thick.  Dip cutter in flour before each use.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-10 minutes, (depending on the size of the cookie) or until bottom edges turn light brown.  Let cool and enjoy!  [makes about 24 medium size cookies]
*do not chill this dough before rolling out.

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