Scherck Family Shortbread

1/2 lb. butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 3/4 cup flour (the finest ground you can get)

Have butter at room temp. Beat for 5 minutes on high with sugar and vanilla. Reduce beater speed & add flour one spoonfull at a time. Blend in each spoonfull well before adding the next. When done, beat on high for 10 minutes. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets & bake @ 275 deg for 25 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.

Contributed by Darren Scherck