½ lb. Butter
2 ¼ cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
(All ingredients at room temperature)
Rub/Cut flour into butter with fork or pastry blender. Add Sugar. In separate bowl, mix eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture. Gather crumbs into baseball size balls. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Roll out thin on floured pastry cloth and cut into shapes. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes, or until brown around edges.
If you're crazy and want to double the recipe (as it was intentionally written) it's 2 lbs. Flour, 1 lb. Butter, 2 lbs. Sugar, 5 Eggs & 2 tsp. Vanilla. But beware...it's A LOT of dough!