cup(s) all-purpose flour
teaspoon(s) baking soda
cup(s) (2 sticks) butter (no substitutions), softened
cup(s) granulated sugar
teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1.On waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. 2.In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar 1 minute or until creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in flour mixture just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl. 3.Follow directions for your choice of cookie. Choose from: Fig-Filled Moons, Chocolate Pinwheels, Chewy Fruit Bars, Butter Cookie Cutouts, Hazelnut-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Cranberry-Orange Spice Cookies, Apple Pie Spice Rugelach, Gingerbread Cutouts, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks, Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints, Stained Glass Ornaments.