Gramma Macklem’s Sugar Cookies


1 1/2 cups softened butter

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

5 cups all purpose flour

2 tsps baking powder

1 tsp salt


Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.  Cover and chill dough for at least one hour.  Preheat over to 400.  Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick.  Cut into shapes.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet 1″ apart.  Bank 6-8 minutes.  Cool completely.