Rebecca's Awesome Sugar Cookies
1 lb. butter, left out of the fridge for ~1/2 hour before using
1-3/4 c sugar
5 c flour (up to 6 c if the dough still seems sticky)
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
Mix all ingredients except flour.  Mix in flour, 2 c at a time.  Chill for 1-2 hours.  Roll out & cut out cookies.  Bake in 350F oven for 12-15 minutes (up to 20). 
Rebecca Brown