Grandmom Groene's Christmas Cookies

1 Pound Butter or Margarine
1 pinch Salt
1 Egg
1 ¼ Cup Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
4 Cups Flour
Soften butter, add salt, egg, sugar and vanilla. Add flour starting with 4 cups. Blend by hand, and keep adding Flour (about 4 cups) 1 cup at a time until dough doesn't stick to hands. Use press to form the cookies. Place on a cookie sheet and decorate. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are a light brown color. Cool on wire racks.

Yields about 7 dozen
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