Heat oven to 375 degrees.
3 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
2 Sticks of Butter, softened but firm
1 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Almond Extract
Whisk together dry ingredients in a separate bowl; cream together butter and sugar in a mixer on the low setting. Add egg and almond extract and mix until creamy. Add dry ingredients to the mix.
Once dough forms, shape into a ball and refrigerate up to an hour.
Once chilled, remove and cut out. Bake for 8-9 minutes (depending on your oven settings).
I prefer chewy, cakey cookies so my cookies are pretty thick; for my perfect cookie, the key is to leave it in there just long enough to bake, but not quite to the point where it's beginning to brown.
Then I add icing (4 Cups Confectioner's Sugar, 3 Tablespoons Meringue Powder, 5 Tablespoons COLD water... some people prefer to use warm water, but I've personally always had it turn out better with cold.).
Then I almost pass out from the buttery, sugar goodness.
Have the loveliest of days!