Preheat oven to 350 F & line baking trays with parchment paper.
get all of your ingredients ready
cream together butter & all the sugar until smooth
beat in egg
stir in the vanilla
dissolve baking powder in hot water then add to the mixture
stir in flour....
form into balls..
place on baking pan & flatten a little, leaving an inch or two between cookies (these don't spread out too much, but I like my cookies on the thicker side)
bake @ 350 F for 10 - 12 minutes
cookies should be a little golden & crispy, but not too much....allow to cool...
......and enjoy!!!!! (Ommm nom nomnom)