I have found the world's most delicious sugar cookie. It isn't a sugar cookie in the conventional sense that you whip up butter and sugar, etc. and then chill it and attempt to work with cold dough that invariably falls apart and you have to re-chill in order to make it bake up properly. Or that you have to ice it in order for it to taste like much of anything. No, these little wonders escape that fate.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 t vanilla extract and/or almond extract combination
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract(s). Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add to butter mixture. Knead in a small amount of colouring, if desired. DO NOT CHILL DOUGH. Roll out onto floured surface, to approximately 1/8 inch thick, working in batches as necessary. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 F for 6-7 minutes or until slightly browned
Makes several cookies, perhaps 2 dozen, if you can keep from eating them along the way.