Aunt Patty's sugar cookies

  •  3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mixdry ingredients and set aside.  Mix wet ingredients.  Add vanilla. Slowly combine dry and wet ingredients.  Chill at least one hour.  Roll out very thin.  Cut out cookies.  Place on parchment on cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.  Cool.  Apply icing.