Basic Butter Cookies

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Brisket in Roses

these are actually from sara moulton. Prep time includes chilling time. I absolutely love plugra butter and try to use it anytime i make baked goods. if you can find it, use it!!!

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  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes in a standing mixer (preferably fitted with paddle attachment).
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Form dough into a 12-inch log (2 inches in diameter) on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll up dough in plastic wrap.
  6. Chill dough on a baking sheet until firm, at least 4 hours.
  7. Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Cut the dough into rounds (1/8 to 1/4 depending on preference) and place on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
  9. If garnishing with coarse sugar, sprinkle slices with it.
  10. Bake cookies, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes total.
  11. Cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer with a metal spatula to racks to cool completely.

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