This recipe comes from the Joy of Cooking.
Rich Roll Cookies
The Joy of Cooking (1975)
by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon salt
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour and salt and add to the butter mixture.
Chill dough 3 to 4 hours before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough to about ¼ inch thick on a floured board (use as little flour as possible, but do not let the dough stick). Cut into shapes. Bake on a greased cookie sheet 7-8 minutes or until slightly colored.