Submitted by Karla Pennington, Ash Grove, Mo.


1 1/2 C. softened butter

2 C. sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

5 C. flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt


In a large bowl, cream together butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well. Cover and chill for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough on floured board and cut into desired shapes. Place cookies 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet (use parchment paper). Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, then remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar, if not icing. Cool if you are decorating cookies.


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