Butter, 1/2 pound,
Granulated sugar, 1 pound,
Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon,
Beat the butter to a cream and then add the sugar. Then add the yolks of the eggs and the whites of 2 of the eggs, which have all been beaten together. Add the vanilla, and just a little grated nutmeg.
Mix in barely sufficient flour to make a dough. Dust the baking-board thickly with granulated sugar. Take out a piece of the dough and roll it into a moderately thin sheet. Cut it out with round cutters and bake in a moderately hot oven until a light brown.
Dust the top of the sheet with sugar instead of flour, to prevent the roller from sticking.