This dough is the perfect starting place for almost endless creative cookie possibilities.
One idea: Cut it into the shape of letters to make festive sayings, then, before
putting the cookies on the baking sheets, sprinkle with colored sugars and poke
a hole through each cookie with a drinking straw. That way, you can lace some ribbon
through the cookies and hang them up when they're all done!
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter*
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract and salt. Gradually
add the flour; beat until well combined.
Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Separate the dough into 4 pieces, then roll out each piece on a lightly
floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut or mold the dough into desired
Place the shapes on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes,
or until light brown.
Yield: 4 to 6 dozen cookies
* It's best not to substitute margarine for butter in this recipe. The
size of the cookie cutters you use will determine the yield. (That's why there's
such a wide range given on the yield!)
Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine 6/23/01 8:41:38 pm.