This recipe is from the 1952 Farm Journal. I have always loved them. The addition of the nutmeg is genius!
The Best Sugar Cookies
1 1/4 cups soft butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
Stir together dry ingredients and add alternately with milk to creamed
mixture. If dough is sticky, add flour to handle.
Roll 1/4 inch thick on well-floured pastry cloth; cut. Place bake on
decorations on cookies. Bake in ungreased baking sheet in moderate oven
(375) 8 minutes. Cool on racks. Makes about 100 cookies, depending on
Sorry about no photos, moving house takes way more work then I remember!