These cookies are nice and easy because they don't require any rolling or cutting. Therefore, it's not traditional shortbread, but oh so delicious.
2 sticks butter
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add flour. Dough will be stiff.
Roll into 1/2" balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
Flatten with the bottom of a glass "dunked" in sugar.
Bake 9-10 minutes at 350. (Until barely brown around the edges.
When slightly cool, flip off of cookie sheet face down into sugar.
Eat standing over sink and hide from the children and your husband.