- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon fine sea salt
- 10 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Place flour, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
Whisk together until well combined.
Cream butter and sugar, using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
Divide dough in half, flatten into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Dust your work surface with flour and roll the dough out to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness.
Use cookie cutters to cut out festive shapes and place on parchment-lined sheet trays.
Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until just golden brown around the edges.
Ice with royal icing and enjoy!