Recipe for Butter Cookies


    Butter Cookies

    1/2 cup butter
    6 tablespoons granulated sugar
    Dash salt
    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.