1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened (do not
substitute vegetable oil spread)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (14 ounces)
Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In bowl, beat butter on
medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and
vanilla; beat well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time; mix well. Dough will
be soft; do not refrigerate.
2. . Roll out cookie dough flat use cookie cutters to cut out. Press
dough onto baking pan 1 inch apart. Decorate cookies with colored
sugar or sprinkles, if desired.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm but not brown. Cool 2 minutes.
Yield: 6-7 dozen cookies