This is a great, simple recipe when you want to make cut-out cookies. The original recipe can be found here: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/roll-out-cookies-19653
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar (I use 2/3 cup)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
Pre heat oven to 400F degrees.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Mix flour and baking powder.
Add 1 cup at a time,combining after each addition.
You will need to add last 3/4 cup by hand.
Do not chill dough it will be stiff.
Divide dough into 2 balls.
On floured surface roll out to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter.
Bake for 6-10 minutes or until light brown.