Inspired from Monika's recipe at Sin-A-Mon blog..
3 cups all purpose flour/maida
1.5 cups soft butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp vanilla essence
Sugar candies for toppings
Cream the butter well. Add sugar powdered and mix again till creamy. Add in the essence, salt and flour and make a soft dough. Cover in a plastic sheet and refrigerate for atleast an hour.
Take a small portion, roll into a thick round, sprinkle candies and cut desired shapes.
Line on a baking tray and chill for 15 minutes. Preheat oven at 175 degrees and bake for 8 minutes.
Cool well and serve.