1 Cup Butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Vanilla extract
3 Cups Flour (plus more for rolling cookies out)
1/2 tsp Salt
In the bowl of stand mixer add the butter sticks and the sugar and “cream together” for about 3 minutes, then scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg, baking powder and vanilla extract, then beat again for 2 minutes until a creamy yellow color.
Next add 3 cups flour and 1/2 tsp salt and mix on low speed to combine (about 2 minutes). Cookie dough will be almost crumbly, but that’s ok, press it together with your hands and form it into two balls. If it doesn’t come together with your hands add in a teaspoon of water and then try pressing it together.
On a floured surface or board roll out one of the cookie dough balls to desired thickness level (they won’t rise much) then cut out shapes and place on a parchment paper or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet.
Put baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
After 10 minutes take the baking sheets out of the freezer and bake for 10 minutes (or until edges start to turn golden brown.)
Remove cookies from oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling wrack for them to cool completely!
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