2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, add egg and mix. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough 2 hours. Roll out dough 1/8-inch thick on lightly floured surface, dip cutters into flour before each use. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on cooling grid. Remove from cookie sheet and continue to cool on grid.
For chocolate cookies -- Stir in 3 ounces melted, unsweetened chocolate.
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