3. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well blended. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add the flour mixture.
8. Bake for 13 minutes, being careful not to brown. Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool, flat surface.
modified from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/10407/mrs-fields-sugar-cookies/print/?recipeType=Recipe&servings=18