3/4 lb. butter (3 sticks) softened, room temperature
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar, stifted
A cookie press or pastry bag with a large star tip
Preheat oven to 375º F
I a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, then slowly beat in sugar. Add lightly beaten eggs. In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture. Blend well, add vanilla.
Fill cookie press or pastry bag one quarter of dough at a time. Pipe cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool 10 minutes while on cookie sheet. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Over waxed paper, lightly dust with powdered sugar. Store cookies in airtight container.
Makes approximately 48 cookies.