This is such an easy and delicious recipe for rolled cookies for your favorite cookie cutters. Not sure of the origin of the recipe, but we used it at a preschool where my children attended. It is simple and no-fail.
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and extract. Combine and add flour and salt.
Wrap dough well and chill or freeze until you are able to handle it easily. Can also make day ahead and place in fridge wrapped in plastic wrap.
To bake: Preheat oven to 350. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters. Place on either a greased cookie sheet or one lined with a silpat liner or parchment paper. Bake 8-10 minutes for thin cookies or 15 minutes+ for thick cookies or cookies on a stick. When they are lightly browned, they are ready. Cool on pan for 1-2 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before decorating. Use your favorite icing recipe.