Ingredients

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mace

Method

1.  Adjust oven at 350-degrees F.
2.  Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the egg.
3.  Sift together the flour, salt, and mace.  Beat these dry ingredients into butter-sugar mixture. 
4.  Drop the batter by spoonfuls on a buttered cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven ten minutes

Yield: Two dozen cookies.

This recipe is based on one in “The Compleat Housewife”, by E. Smith, published in London in the eighteenth century. 

 

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