1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the sugar and butter until smooth. Add the egg and the vanilla extract. Mix in the flour. Remove the dough from the mixer and press into a rectangular shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Remove from the refrigerator and cut dough into thirds. Roll out dough 1 piece at a time to a 3/16-inch thickness. Cut out as many cookies as possible. Repeat with all of the dough.
Place all of the cookies on parchment lined sheet pans. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.