|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , separated|
|Vanilla||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Flour||5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs) (gold medal)|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Mix butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 whole egg, 1 egg yolk (reserve the egg white), and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
Stir flour, soda, and salt together; blend into butter mixture, kneading to a stiff dough.