My favorites are the butter cookie recipes from Joy of Cooking. There are a couple of different variations -- I meant to check last night and post the one I liked the best, but I forgot
Let me know if you'd like me to post it. I don't have the most recent edition of Joy, I'm still using the one from the mid-70s.
"We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake."
--President Barack Obama, 1/20/09