2/3 cup butter                                               

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup brown sugar                                       

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg                                                              

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla


Cream butter, gradually add brown sugar and cream well. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Mix flour, salt and baking soda together, stir into batter. Use dough as it is or shape finished dough into long rolls, about 2" in diameter. Wrap with waxed paper and chill until hard (about 1-2 hours). Slice thinly, place on un-greased cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 8 -10 mins. 

(note:  variation can be added to plain dough such as: 1 1/2 tsp grated orange or lemon rind, 1 square melted unsweetened chocolate for chocolate dough,  or make a mixture of chocolate and plain dough to make pinwheel cookies.  You can also add 1/2 tsp almond  or other extract or toppings of mixed nuts or fruit sugar.) Let you imagination soar!

This recipe yields about 4 dozen cookies.