1 cup (2 sticks) butter,
softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour Optional:
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract or 1 Tablespoon Coconut extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add flour and continue to mix until mixture forms a soft dough (it will be crumbly at first, but keep mixing and it will form a dough). Form dough into a cohesive ball with your hands. Roll dough 1/4-inch thick on a surface dusted with flour or powdered sugar* with a well-dusted rolling pin. Cut into rounds and place on prepared baking sheets. Repeat as necessary. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until cookies are pale golden brown. Let cool on baking sheets.
Tip: You can use a light dusting of powdered sugar or flour to roll the dough. Refrigerate the dough for for 15-30 minutes for easier rolling and better flavor.