In e qt mixer bowl cream butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, baking powder, orange juice and vanilla until smooth and well combined. (I add flour gradually). Chill 2-3 hr or until firm enough to be rolled. Preheat oven to 400. Roll out dough, 1/2 at a time on well-floured surface to 1/8" ti 1/4" thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake near center of oven for 6-10 min or until golden brown on edges. Cool on wire rack. Frost if desired. If you're using colored sugars as decoration, sprinkle with sugar before putting in oven.
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