- K. Goins
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter or margarine
- 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp (10 ml). vanilla
- 2 cups (475 ml) sifted all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml). baking soda
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml). salt
- Beat butter or margarine, sugar, egg and vanilla together until light and creamy.
- Sift flour, soda and salt together.
- Blend dry ingredients into creamed mixture.
- Shape dough into a roll about 2 inches in diameter.
- Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours or overnight.
- To bake, cut chilled dough into 1/8 inch slices.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheets, 1/2 inch apart.
- Bake 7 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees (200 C.) until lightly browned.
- Transfer to wire racks and cool.
- For chocolate refrigerator cookies, blend 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled) into the creamed mixture before adding dry ingredients.
From "American Home All Purpose Cookbook."