Sugar Cookies from All Recipes
This makes a very large amount of cookies (approx. 60); Measurements are friendly to making a half batch. But why make a half batch?! :)
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. 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 1 hour, or overnight.
(2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
(3) Bake 6-9 minutes or until just golden. Cool completely before icing.