c butter         2 eggs   2 tbsp milk      1 tsp vanilla extract

1 c sugar      2 1/2 c all-purpose flour   2 tsp baking powder

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla; beat until and fluffy. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight. On a lightly floured surface, roll the douggh to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with trefoil cookie cutter or cutter of your choice.Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. cool on wire racks. Makes about 4 dozen of 2 1/2 inch cookies.