1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground mace (optional)
DIRECTIONS: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Stir flour with baking powder, mace and 1/2 teaspoon salt; blend into creamed mixture. Divide in half. Cover; chill 1 hour. On lightly floured surface, roll each half to 1/8 inch thickness for thin cookies or 1/4 inch thickness for thick cookies. Cut with heart-shaped cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake thin cookies at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes; bake thick cookies for 10-12 minutes. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on size. Decorate with colored frosting or sprinkles. Use milk with a small amount of powdered sugar to moisten cookies prior to using sprinkles in place of frosting.