Butter cookies

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

6 tbsp unsalted butter softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Mix well and set aside.

2.Beat butter with and electric mixer on medium speed.

Gradually add sugar and beat until mixture is light and fluffy.

Beat in egg and vanilla, then reduce speed and add flour mixture, mixing until just combined.

Divide dough in two portions and wrap in plastic.

Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven at 180°

Roll out one portion of dough on a floured surface, (if is needed add some flour to roll better)cut into desired shapes, arrange about 1" apart on buttered nonstick baking sheet and decorate as desired.

I put 1/2 almond, peel in each one.

Bake for about 5 minutes.

Rotate baking sheets, then continue baking cookies until golden, about 5 minutes more.

Transfer cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool.

Repeat process, rolling out, cuting and baking remaining cookies.

SOURCE:  Saveur Magazine