3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
3/4 teaspoon fine salt
3 1/2 sticks (14 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Decorating sugar and Royal Icing, optional
You can cut these cookies into any shapes you choose, but in our house we choose to cut them into the shape of a pig (pig cutters can be found online or in specialty baking stores).