Pictured far right, with mixed toppings.
Easy and quick to make, these cookies are very versatile and great for decorating.
The dough freezes well. Just shape into a log the width of a cookie and wrap in plastic. When you’re ready to bake, slice off as many cookies as you want.
Mixed nuts, processed into coarse pieces.
Half a maraschino cherry.
Decorate with icing, sprinkles, etc.
Chocolate chips or chunks.
Dip finished cookies in chocolate.
Flavor the dough with chocolate, extracts or fruit juice.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 3/4 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar together.
Mix in egg and vanilla.
Slowly add dry mix to butter mixture and stir until just combined.
Chill for 1 hour.
On very lightly floured surface, turn out dough. Roll to desired thickness.
Cut out cookies using cookie cutters. If using toppings, brush tops with egg whites and then sprinkle with desired topping.
Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes or until edges are golden.
Leave on baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to wire cooling rack.