This is my grandmother's recipe so I've been eating these cookies for as long as I can remember. The recipe has sure withstood the test of time, and even my best friend whose husband is a professional chef uses this easy, versatile butter cookie recipe. I use different themed cookie cutters depending on the occasion….like a cowboy boot cutter to promote my new cowboy book release.
½ lb Butter, softened
1 Cup Sugar
2 ½ Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Lemon Extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
Cream butter with a hand blender or stand mixer.
Blend in sugar. Add egg & extract and blend.
Add flour & baking powder. Blend until smooth.
Chill dough in fridge.
Roll out flat on a floured board to desired thickness. Cut into shapes.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes (or until just beginning to brown).
Can be decorated with sprinkles before baking or iced or dipped in melted chocolate after baking.