BUTTER AND SUGAR COOKIES   
  Ingredients :
    2 cups flour
    1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 cups sugar
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  Preparation:

Whip butter with sugar until soft and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until mixed.

Place flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Place butter and sugar mixture in the well and start working with fingers just until ingredients get together and form a soft dough. Do not overwork dough. Divide dough in half and wrap in plastic film.

Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Flour the working surface and roll out first half of dough with a floured rolling pin. Cut 2 inch circles (5 cm) and carefully place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Have 1 inch (3 cm) separation between cookies.

Bake cookies in a preheated moderate oven at 350F (180C) for 12 – 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a rack and cool completely. Keep in an airtight container.
 
        Yields approximately 36 to 40 cookies
       
 
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