1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
Scant 1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional sugar for coating hands
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add salt. Gradually add flour, blending it in to make a stiff, smooth dough. Stir in vanilla extract.
Form dough into 8 balls; place balls far apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place some sugar on a saucer. Press palm of hand into sugar, then use palm to flatten each ball of dough to a 3-inch circle, 1/4 inch thick.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Leave on baking sheet 5 minutes, then loosen with spatula and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Yield: 8 cookies.