1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
4 tsp. baking powder
4 cups flour
Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat in baking powder and then flour.
Refrigerate dough for an hour or two (the more chilled it is, the easier it is to handle when you're rolling and cutting shapes).
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll out and cut on floured surface. (Try to minimize re-kneading and rolling, as this makes the cookies tougher). Bake for about eight minutes. Frost, decorate and share!