The Vanilla Variation

The Vanilla Variation

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon orange (or almond) extract

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

4 (or 4 1/2 cups) flour


 Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla, and orange extract. Mix well. Add baking powder and salt and mix again.  Add flour 1 cup at a time. Again, IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE THESE COOKIES RIGHT AWAY, ADD 4 1/2 cups flour. If you are not going to use the dough immediately-- stop at 4 cups of flour. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 3/8 inch thick. Bake at 375 F for 7 minutes. Eat and enjoy. Repeat as necessary.