1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 375. Beat sugar, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide dough in half.
Stir cinnamon into one half.
Shape 1 level teaspoonful each, plain and cinnamon dough, into 3-inch rope.
Place ropes side by side; twist gently. Repeat with remaining dough.
Place twists about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until very light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.