Shaker Vanilla Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy . Add egg and vanilla, beating until well blended.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

Shape dough into a roll. 1 1/2 inches in diameter; wrap in waxed paper, and chill 2 hours. Remove waxed paper, and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 3 dozen.


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