1 lb salted butter
1 Cup White granulated sugar
4.5 cups white flour
Cream softened butter and sugar..( softened NOT melted)
When butter and sugar have been creamed..add flour one cup at a time..mixing almost like pastry..DO NOT OVER MIX..it makes the dough tough!
It says to roll out the dough..but to my experience that over works it..so I take a handful at a time and press it to desired thickness..then use a cookie cutter..
I usea cotton table cloth over the table top..it helps it from sticking.
I like mine about a half inch thick..This is laid on a cookie sheet that has been overed with parchment paper. Bake are 275 degrees farhenheit..for about 15-20 minutes..like the snowball cookies..these do NOT brown with cooking...but they go gently golden on the bottom...
Now..My mother sprinkled with granulated table sugar..but I like to sift icing sugar over top...whatever you use..do it as soon as the cookies come from the oven..it sticks better that way...
Cool thoroughly before packing away!