This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Shirley McNevich)
3 sticks softened butter (NO substitutes)
2 cups white sugar
4 1/2 cups flour
2 TBSP baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
In a mixer add butter and white sugar--beat. Add eggs--beat. Add baking
powder, salt and vanilla--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Drop by rounded
tablespoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with a little
white sugar or colored holiday sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.