Easy Butter Cookies

READY IN: 4hrs 10mins




  • In a bowl sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Using an electric mixer beat butter until creamy (about 3 minutes).
  • Add in sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add in egg and extract; beat until well combined.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture until mixture forms a dough.
  • Divide the mixture in two pieces.
  • Roll into a log then wrap in wax paper.
  • Chill logs until very firm (about 4 hours) or freeze for up to 1 month.
  • Set oven to 375° (middle oven rack).
  • Remove one roll at a time from fride and slice into about 1/4-inch slices, working fast as the dough warms quickly and will be harder to slice (slice smaller or larger if desired).
  • Place the slices on a lightly-buttered baking sheet spacing about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden around the edges (do not over bake).
  • Remove to a rack to cool slighty, then coat in sugar.