1 cup unsalted butter
1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Fold the flour into the butter mixture.
Roll the dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with a baking mat.
Dip the bottom of a drinking glass in sugar and press the cookie balls to a quarter-inch thick. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 C) for 8-10 minutes.
Makes approximately 4 to 4 1/2 dozen (2 1/2-3-inch) cookies.
Date: October 22, 2002