Butter Cookies Recipe :
1 cup of butter
4 to 4 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1)Preheat oven to 350.F(175.C)
2)Melt butter. Remove from heat(or microwave) and add 2 cups of flour and the sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well blended. Slowly mix in the remaining 2 to 2 and 1/2 cups of flour, until dough isn't sticky.
3)Roll out dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 -in. (6.5 mm.). Cut cookies using your cookie cutters dipped in flour and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
4)Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool completely and decorate with frosting as desired.
You Do not have to use cookie cutters if you do not want to (Often times my family and I will not use a cookie cutter but we will make a big cookie and then cut it after it is fully cooked.
Also we do not use frosting so that is another option.