Harvest Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup Butter or margarine (softened)
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 3/4 cup Allpurpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Frosting or decorating sugar (if desired)

In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Combine together the flour, baking powder and salt, gradually adding to creamed mixture, mixing well. Chill dough for 1 or 2 hours, until firm. On floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with leaf, pumpkin, thanksgiving or holiday related cookie cutters. Use a floured spatula to place cookies on well-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until just lightly browned. Cool cookies on wire racks. Frost with a cookie frosting once cooled.

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