Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp clear vanilla extract
½ tsp no color almond extract
2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Recipe may be doubled.

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