1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour 1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt 3 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup butter 1/2 tsp vanilla
Method: Stir flour, b. powder & salt together. Cream butter; add sugar gradually, beating between additions. Add egg yolk; mix well. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk; add vanilla. Chill dough thoroughly.
Roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board; cut with fancy cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in a moderate oven (375 degrees F.) 8 – 10 minutes.
I have used this wonderful recipe since before I was married. It comes from the Canadian Five Roses Flour Cookbook, and is the best sugar cookie recipe I have ever tasted! (Yes, I did occasionally try to like others . . . . . )