rolled sugar cookies
1 1/2 c. butter, room temperature
2 c. sugar
5 c. flour
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
In a large bowl, mix baking powder, salt, and flour until evenly mixed. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Beat in flour mixture until evenly combined. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and flatten into a disk. Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and roll out and cut cookies into desired shapes. Bake in oven 8-10 minutes on a light-colored cookie sheet with a Silpat or on parchment paper. Cool completely. Decorate as desired.