Picks and Pans Review: Recipe

updated 11/27/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/27/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

>JUST DESSERT From The Perfect Setting Cookbook by Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold (Abrams, $14.95): Eli Zabar's Shortbread Cookies

¾ cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1¾ cups flour Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar until well mixed, then blend in the vanilla extract. Add salt to the flour, then combine flour and butter mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out chilled dough to½-inch-thick sheet. Cut heart-shaped sections from the dough and place them on silicone baking paper on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until cookies are light brown.

Makes approximately 24 cookies.

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