The Vanilla Variation -- in Metric

250 grams butter
300 grams sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp (4 grams) vanilla
1 tsp (4 grams)  orange (or almond) extract
3/4 tsp (4.5 grams) salt
3/4 tsp (3.5 grams) baking powder
500 (or 560) grams flour

 Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla, and orange extract. Mix well. Add baking powder and salt and mix again.  Add flour 100 grams at a time. Again, IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE THESE COOKIES RIGHT AWAY, add 560 grams flour and go for it. No need to chill the dough. If you are not going to use the dough immediately-- stop at 500 grams of flour. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1 cm thick. Bake at 375 F for 7 minutes. Eat and enjoy. Repeat as necessary.