1 cp butter or other shortening
2 cps sugar
3 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cp milk
1/2 tsp salt
4 or 5 cps flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 - Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually and cream mixture until light.
2 - Add eggs and beat thoroughly.
3 - Sift 3 cps flour with the salt, baking powder and sp[ices and add alternately with the milk.
4 - Add more flour to stiffen.
5 - Chill for several hours.
6 - Roll very thin and cut with cookie cutters.
7 - Put on greased baking sheet and bake in a hot oven (450 degrees) about 7 minutes.