3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups AP flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
In processor, blend butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, blend till light and fluffy. Add remaining and mix well. Chill 1 hour or till firm.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4 in thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Using a floured spatula, place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle
with toppings (or frost after baking). Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, or till lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.