Makes: 4 dozen.
1 c. butter or margarine, softened
2 c. sugar
2 T. buttermilk
5 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla extract
Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add buttermilk and beat well.
Combine flour and soda; gradually stir into creamed mix. Stir in vanilla. Chill several hours or overnight. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness on floured surface; cut into rounds with biscuit cutter or cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets; sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake at 400 F for 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.