Grandma Topel's Famous Butter Cookies

Oh, so buttery and rich! Grandma's cookies are guaranteed to melt in the mouth...

2 C butter (1 lb)

1 1/4 C sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 1/2 -5 C flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
bit of water, optional

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to butter mixture. Mix until you can mix by hand. Should not stick. To form cookies, pinch a piece of the dough off and place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly with thumb. Bake at 350° until edges are brown. Cool on pan before taking off to avoid "bending".

Submitted by Karen Griggs

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