Pella — 1 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
2. Form into a ball, adding a little flour if too sticky. Divide into two, wrap each in plastic and refrigerate over night (or if in a hurry at least 30 minutes).
3. Roll dough out on a flour-dusted surface to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.
4. Place cookies 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets and bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating pans once. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Decorate as desired.