|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (At Room Temperature)|
|Sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated orange rind/1/8 teaspoon nutmeg||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted|
1. Preheat oven to moderate (375° F.).
2. Cream the butter and sugar thoroughly. Add the egg, salt, vanilla and fruit rind and mix. Add the flour and mix well.
3. Shape the dough into small balls and flatten with the hand; or chill the dough and put it through a cookie press. Garnish with nuts if desired.
4. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake until the edges are light brown, or about twelve minutes.