3/4 c (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted
-butter, room temperature
1/2 c Sugar
1 3/4 c A-p flour
pn Of salt
Preheat oven to 325. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in
bowl until well combined. Sift flour and salt into butter mixture.
Using fingertips rub mixture until moist clumps form. Gently knead
until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Press out 1 dough
piece to 9.5″ round, about 1/4″ thick. Roll lightly with rolling pin
to smooth top. Using 3″ diameter cookie cutter, cut out in 8 cookies.
Reserve scraps. Repat pressing, rolling and cutting with remaining
dough piece. Gather dough scraps together. Press out dough scraps to
form round and cut out additional cookies. Arrange cookies on 2 large
baking sheets. Pierce each cookie several times with fork. Bake until
pale golden, about 12 minutes. Cool slightly. Transfer cookies to