In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl with electric mixer at low speed, cream sugar and butter until well blended. Add egg, TABASCO® Sauce, vanilla, and flour mixture; beat until smooth.
Divide dough in half. On plastic wrap, shape each dough half into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut dough rolls into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Dip each slice in granulated sugar and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are golden around the edges. Cool on wire racks.
Makes about 5 dozen.