This sugar cookies come together quickly and don't need to be refrigerated before you slice and bake them. That's a major win in my book! This makes about two dozen small cookies, but feel free to double if you want a bigger batch!
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2½ cups all-purpose flour
Colored sprinkles, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
In bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add egg and beat until just combined. Add in the vanilla, salt and baking powder and beat until combined.
Add flour to butter mixture and beat until just combined. Transfer dough to floured work surface. Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness. Use cookie cutter to cut shapes from dough, rolling and re-rolling as necessary to use up dough. Top dough with colored sprinkles, if desired.
Place cookies on baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake 8 minutes or just until light golden brown around the edges. Do not over bake. Remove immediately and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by Espresso and Cream at http://espressoandcream.com/2014/04/super-simple-sugar-cookies-and-a-surprise-shower-for-stephanie.html