(by Shirley McNevich)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 sticks softened butter (NO substitutes)
2 cups white sugar + extra for sprinkling
2 tsp. vanilla
In a bowl add flour, baking powder and salt--stir with a whisk to mix. In a mixer add butter and white sugar--beat 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla--beat. Slowly add flour mixture--beat. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough on to grease cookie sheets. Sprinkle a little extra white sugar on top of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees 10-13 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown. Cool completely. Note: do a test cookie bake to get the baking time right. If you over bake them, they won't be chewy.