Use this classic sugar cookie dough to make four delicious variations.
- Prep time 15 minutes
- Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions. If necessary, knead to form smooth dough.
Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Let stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.
Makes 1 batch dough.