The Queen of the Cookies. Missy and her recipe for Butter Cookies
1 lb butter softened (the original owner of this recipe insists this is best done on the counter overnight)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
Beat butter and sugar together well. Beat in egg and vanilla until mixture lightens in color. Gradually sift in salt and flour. (Sifting is very important for texture as well as ensuring that the dough won't clog the cookie press.) Fill cookie press using rectangle disk (produces long flat strips – or use whatever you want.) Press onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 min at 375º or until golden and just starting to brown at the edges. If doing strips, immediately cut into 2" strips with edge of spatula while still on tray.