Delicious melt in your mouth sugar cookie dough for using your favorite cookie cutters. The cookies are so good that sometimes I don't even bother to frost them. I found a similar recipe online and tweeked it to the following.
Cream together softened butter and confectioners sugar.
Whisk egg and flavor extracts in a separate bowl.
Add the egg mixture to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until egg is thoroughly incorporated.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the flour mixture, little by little, to the butter/sugar/egg mixture. You can tell the dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. When touched, it has a little big, but does not stick to fingers.
Roll out 1/4inch thick onto parchment paper. Dust as necessary with confectioners sugar instead of flour.
Cut with your favorite cookie cutters, place on baking pan, and bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes.
For high altitude, add 1/4 cup of flour and reduce sugar by 2 tablespoons bake at 415 for 4 minutes.