Rolled Sugar Cookies

1/2 c butter, softened

1/2 c sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extract. Stir together flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture. Pat dough into a flattened square, wrap in plastic, and chill for at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Working with 1/3 of dough at a time, roll out (1/4" thick) onto lightly floured surface and cut with desired cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 19 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.