Take a pound of butter, and put it in a little flat pan, rub it till it is as fine as cream, then take one pound of powdered sugar, a little cinnamon and mace pounded, and four eggs, yolks and whites together; beat them with your hand till it is very light; then take one pound and a half of sifted flour, work it together, and roll it on your dresser, to what size you like, only very flat, let your oven be rather slow, and let them change their color, then take them out.
Brought to you by: The Cook’s Own Book, by Mrs. N.K.M Lee 1832
½ lb. of butter
1 cup of sugar
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of mace
3 cups of flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the spices. Beat eggs well and add them to the mixture. Beat the mixture until it is very light. Slowly mix in the flour. On a floured board, roll dough out ¼” thick and cut in any shape desire. Place 1” apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.