In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until combined, scarping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. If necessary, cover and chill dough 30 minute or until easy to handle.
Frost with powdered sugar icing if desired: mix 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk or (orange juice) and beat until mixture reaches drizzling consistency.
Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 4:41pm