- 1 cup+2TBSP butter, softened
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- 3 and 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs and vanilla extract
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Once combined, cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
After chilling, remove dough and roll out on a floured surface around half an inch thick. Cut into shapes using any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes in an oven preheated to 400 degrees F. Allow to cool 5 minutes and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
You can stay low-key and frost cookies using store-bought vanilla buttercream or use royal icing for expert decorating.
My favorite royal icing recipe can be found here with step-by-step instructions: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/royal-icing/