I use this basic sugar cookie recipe as the base for many different cookies.
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup softened butter
Very easy! Mix everything together, let set in fridge for at least one hour before rolling out to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch and bake @350 10-12 minutes.
I have added toasted sesame seeds to this dough, I usually just ice with royal icing and let firm up. This is one of the only firm cookies that I like. You could add coconut, or nuts, etc. I am working on 3 variations of this recipe so check back soon! My co-workers should be happy!