This recipe comes from a very old Southern Living cookbook. The great thing about these cookies is that you don’t have to chill the dough before you cut out your shapes.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (256 g) all purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, blending well. (Dough will be very stiff) Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut out cookies with desired shapes. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before icing.