I really don't like to make sugar cookies. I use to have a really good cookies recipe but I still really did not like to make them. Maybe I think they are too much work. :o) But every once in awhile I will make them. I make them for Christmas with the boys and we frost them. These ones are good, I added about 1/4 cup more sugar and a few month ago I added some vanilla bean to a jar of sugar and decided to add some cinnamon to it and topped my cookies with this mixture before I baked them. I also added m&m's to some of them.
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.