For the dough, cream butter and sugar, add eggs and flavoring.
Mix well. Blend in flour and baking powder.
Work to form a soft pliable dough.
Cut off pieces of dough, the size of a walnut, roll to about 1/2 inch thickness, then shape into a curved 'S' shape about 2 1/2 inch long or a straight 2 1/2 inch pencil shape.
Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees F. until lightly brown about 15-20 minutes.
Make about 3 dozens of cookies.
Cookies may be iced or left plain.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2014-12-16
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