All purpose flour (maida)- 1 1/2 cup
Salt -1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Butter -(unsalted)- 1/2 cup (113 grams)
Granulated white sugar - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1 large egg
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
1.Sieve flour + baking soda + salt and keep it aside.Beat butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.Add egg, vanilla essence and beat until well combined.
2.Mix in flour and make a smooth dough.Now divide the dough into 2 half and wrap it in a plastic paper and keep it in the refrigerator until firm.
3.Preheat the oven.Then take one half of the dough and roll it out dusting flour to 1/4 inch thickness. Dust the cookie cutter also and cut desired shapes.Now arrange all the unbaked cookies in a greased baking tray and keep it in the refrigerator again for another 15 minutes to chill the dough.This is done to prevent the cookies from expanding while baking and loosing their shape.
4.Bake till the edges starts to brown which will approximately take around 7-10 minutes depending on the thickness and size of the cookies. Let it remain in the tray for a few minutes.Then transfer the cookies to a plate or wire rack to cool.