This year I did not make any sugar cookies for Christmas -- so Santa had to have a slice of Snickerdoodle cake instead of decorated cookies. I am sure he enjoyed the cake and was okay that he didn't have any cookies at our house this year.
This has been the sugar cookie dough that I have made the past several years and really do like it.
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 t vanilla
5 cups AP flour
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stire in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400. Roll out cookie dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6-10 minutes. Cool completely before decorating.