1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Beat in egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Mix in flour and baking soda. Divide dough into halves. Shape half into roll about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap each half in wax paper and refrigerate for approximately an hour until chilled.
Preheat oven to 375F. Unwrap rolls and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Sprinkle each with a pinch of sugar. Place on ungreased pan and bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown around edges. Cool on wire rack. Store in air tight container once the cookies have cooled.