For long afternoons when it’s too rainy to play outside, and the bears are hungry.
Cream 1 cup softened butter with 1 ½ cups sugar. Add a tablespoon vanilla extract and 3 lightly beaten eggs. Mix very well. Sift 3 cups all-purpose flour with a tablespoon of baking powder and a teaspoon of salt.
Using your favorite wooden spoon, mix flour with butter and eggs. Chill, roll out on a lightly-floured board, and cut into small rounds.
Bake on a lightly-oiled cookie sheet in a medium oven for somewhere round 10 minutes.