GUMDROP ICEBOX COOKIES
1 cup butter, scant (what does this mean? I'm not really sure. I take a little off one of the sticks of butter.)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in milk (A tablespoon of milk is plenty)
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream together butter and sugar
Add eggs and soda in milk, beat well.
Form into logs (usually makes three), wrap in waxed paper and chill.
Slice and decorate with gumdrops. Place two inches apart on cookie sheet. (important, because they expand quite a bit in the oven.)
The wrapped dough can stay in the fridge for 3 0r 4 days, so you can bake as you go.