3/4 lb. butter BUTTER. Did I say butter? That's 3 sticks of BUTTER. (room temperature)
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix butter and sugar until combine, add vanilla.
Sift flour and salt.
Add dry to butter and sugar and mix on low speed until dough comes together.
Dump onto a surface dusted with flour, shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
On a floured surface, roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut with heart cookie cutter, or whatever shape you are in the mood for!
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, raw sugar, colored sugar, or leave plain and dust with powdered sugar after they have cooled completely.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.