This is a easy cookie recipe which is great for making shaped cookies with the kids. Great for parties or any occasion these taste great and the kids will love them.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 180ºC.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls.
On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 30cm diameter x ½ cm thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use.
Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Makes about 36 cookies