One of the most sensational scents is the aroma of butter being baked into a pastry. This scent fills the house whether you like it or not. We have prepared Ina Garten's Shortbread Cookie recipe countless times, whether it's for a package for the "friendly neighbor"or for an added item to a dinner party's dessert table. These cookies are sure to please. Don't ask how much butter went into making these basic yet delicious cookies. Leave it to your imagination. The recipe itself is comprised of five ingredients that are incorporated together in the most merry ratio: flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt. Once they are baked, you can drizzle with a flavorful glaze, frost them, or dip them in semisweet chocolate, which is the way we chose to top it all off. The recipe is so easy to prepare, that we had the energy to begin baking these lovelies at 9 P.M. !