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Creamy Vanilla Butter Cookies


1 cup butter

1 1/2 cup superfine sugar

2 large eggs

2 tbsp heavy cream(or milk)

1 tbsp vanilla

4 3/4 cup flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt


Cream the butter and sugar.

Add the eggs,one at a time.

Beat in the cream and the vanilla.

Mix the flour,baking powder and salt together and gradually beat into the creamed mixture.

Shape into a ball and then flatten into a disc shape.

Wrap in plastic and chill.

Using only 1/4 od the dough at a time(keep remainder chilled),roll out to 1/8 inch thickenss between 2 sheets of lightly floured waxed paper.

Cut into desired shapes.

Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8-35 min depending upon the size of the cookie(or til light brown).

Normal baking time is 10-15 min.

Decorate as desired.