Vanilla Sugar Cookies
From Mr. Food's Favorite Cookies (Canada, UK), by Art Ginsburg.
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric beater. Add the egg, vanilla, and salt; beat until smooth. Stir in the flour and knead lightly until a soft dough forms. Divide the dough in half, then wrap each half in waxed paper to form a cylinder about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Refrigerate the dough until firm, about 2 hours. Cut the dough into 1/4-inch slices and arrange on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Yield: 3-1/2 to 4 dozen cookies
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