Cream together: 1 c. butter, 2/3 c. sugar
Beat in: 1 egg
Add: 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 1/2 c. sifted flour
Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling (covered).
Preheat oven to 350. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut. Bake about 8-10 minutes (I had to cook it a little longer) or until barely colored. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks. Cooks can be frosted and decorated or eaten just plain.
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tb. butter
1 Tb. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
Melt butter. Combine all ingredients, and beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired. Yields 1/3 cup (which is not enough to cover to cookies, so double it).