Magical Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 cup. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 cup. sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Method of Preparation
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In another large bowl, using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Shape dough into 2 disks and roll each between 2 sheets of waxed paper to 1/8 inches thick. Chill until firm, 30 minutes in refrigerator or 15 minutes in freezer.
Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using floured cookie cutters, cut out cookies. Place on prepared sheets. Reroll, chill and cut scraps.
Bake, rotating positions of baking sheets halfway through, until cookies are light golden brown around edges, 10 to 12 minutes.