Pickering Family Christmas Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg beaten well
Pinch of salt
2 cups of flour
Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter with sugar, add egg, vanilla, and salt. Work in flour "to make stiff". Mix well. (Virginia found that placing the dough in the freezer for 15 minutes made rolling it easier.)
Roll dough thin. Cut and bake in moderate oven (don't let your oven get too hot) for about 8 minutes. Do not brown.
If you wish, prior to baking, brush with a beaten egg and dust with coarse sugar. Your cookies will sparkle.