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Fast and Fancy Butter Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/2  cup  Butter, softened
1/2  cup  Sugar
1  large  Egg
2  cups  Flour
1  teaspoon  Baking powder

In large bowl with mixer at med speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat egg in well. At low speed beat in flour and baking powder until well blended. Flatten dough to disk shape; refrigerate, wraped in plastic wrap, 1 hour until firm. Heat oven to 375. Work with half dough at a time; keep remainder refrigerated. Mold or press into shapes; or roll out to 1/8" or 1/4" thick between two sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap and cut into desired shapes. Place shapes on ungreased cookie sheets, spacing about 1" apart. Bake 8-15 minutes depending on thickness of dough, until firm to touch and edges are lightly browned. Cool on racks. Store in airtight containers.

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