Since this was my first shot at hosting book club, I needed everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, at the time, I was living in a 32 foot travel trailer with my husband and two kids while we were trying to build our new house. (I don’t recommend it.) It seemed like hosting a dinner and discussion for six people in the trailer wasn’t the best idea, but now that I look back on it, it had great potential for hilarity, giving a great story for when we’re famous book reviewers. “Why yes, E! News, we WERE shoehorned into a 1996 Prowler while we talked books and took turns sitting at the pullout couch/kids’ bed. And it was the time of our lives.”
2 cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
Bring butter to room temperature. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Cream the butter until it is the consistency of whipped cream. Beat in the sugar. Add salt. Add flour in 4 portions (one cup at a time) mixing well after each addition. Turn out onto a floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shape desired with a cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.