Combine sugar, butter and egg in mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Add vanilla; blend well. Sift in flour and baking powder; blend well. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour. Preheat over to 425F. Roll out dough on lightly floured board or pastry cloth to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out with decorative cookie cutters. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Decorate as desired.
Makes about twenty-five 3-inch cookies.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana