1 Cup unsalted butter ( I used margarine, but salted or unsalted butter would work)
1 Cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all purpose flour
Plan of Attack
Mix butter and sugar until integrated. In another bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder
Add egg to the butter and sugar mixture.
Mix the two bowls adding a little bit at a time, and then mix thoroughly.
Don't refrigerate and using your floured rolling pin, roll to cookie width and cut your shapes.
Place shapes in parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 9-11 minutes (making 5-6 medium shapes per sheet).
Cool, frost and decorate. Serve wearing something not covered in flour, unless you're goin' for effect!