Grandmother Bottorff's Sugar Cookies
as made by Amanda Lenora Bottorff (Aunt Nora)

1 cup butter, creamed (margarine is okay)
2 cups granulated sugar
4 whole eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda (dissolved in 2 Tablespoons water)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
Flour sufficient for handling, about 7 cups

Most of the time, we cut it in half, because it makes so many cookies.

Cream the butter with the sugar, add the eggs, add the soda liquid and the vanilla, then sift the dry ingredients together, and add a little at a time.  When you have the dough at the proper consistency, roll it on a floured breadboard,
about 1/8th inch thick. Cut cookies with your favorite cookie cutter,
place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 F. about 7 minutes.