Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy (at least a few minutes).
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Mix together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.
Cut dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 1-2 hours (easier to roll out dough half at a time).
Roll and cut out on floured surface.
Tip: Make sure counter and rolling pin are well floured, dough will be quite sticky. I use about a 1/2 cup flour total for rolling out dough.
Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
Place on baking sheets and bake for 8-10 min at 350 deg F.
Take out when edges turn golden brown.