Vanilla sable cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup sanding sugar
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Stir into egg mixture; mix well. Divide dough into 2 2-inch logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll logs into sanding sugar and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let pan cool on rack.