In a small bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to blend. If you are using a standing mixer, add the wet ingredients to the standing mixer.
In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend. If you are using a standing mixer, gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer and mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are mixed in.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
Roll the dough into a log and then roll it in coarse sugar. This is optional but it gives the cookies a nice crisp edge.
Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
Remove the cookie dough and preheat the oven to 350º F.
Slice the log of dough into cookies about ¼ inch in thickness and place onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until they are slightly golden.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.