Cream butter gradually adding sugar. Add eggs one at a time, slowly adding other ingredients with vanilla last.
The cookie dough should be divided to form balls of 2 cups size or so that are then rolled out to be about 1/4" thick and cut with circle cutters. (Or you can roll dough into quarter size balls and flatten out on cookie sheet)
Cookies should be baked in a 400 degree oven on a lightly greased cookie sheet for about 10 minutes until lightly golden.