Sugar cookies (from Dorie Greenspan via Brown Eyed Baker)
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 10 TBSP butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder
  2. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  3. Add the sugar and beat another minute until it is pale and creamy.
  4. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and beat until it is incorporated. Gradually add the flour mixture
  5. The dough is best if it is not over worked, so at the end you should turn off the mixer and mix by hand using a rubber spatula.
  6. Divide dough into 2 portions and flatten each into a disc. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  7. Once cookies are cut, bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at http://www.itsalwayssomeonesbirthday.com/recipes-2