Bake these cookies right before serving, or reheat them in the oven or microwave.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Beat together butter and sugars at high speed with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in vanilla and egg.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Sift together flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden brown. (Cookies will be slightly soft in center.) Cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet before removing to wire racks.
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