My new favorite cookie recipe is this old family tea cake recipe. It makes the cutest little round cookies that taste a lot like the frosted ones from the grocery store bakery:
2/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Roll into 1 inch balls. Smoosh with a buttered glass dipped in colored sugar or sprinkles.
Bake at 375 for 8 minutes, makes about 3 dozen.