3 1/2 C. Flour
1 Tblsp. Baking Powder
pinch of Salt
3/4 C. Butter (or shortening)
1/2 C. Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 C. Milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
Cut together butter, flour, salt and baking powder.  Add sugar.
Make a well in center of mixture; add egg, and then add milk gradually, blending to make a nice smooth dough. 
Roll out on floured surface to 1/2" thickness. 
Cut into shapes.  Place on cookie sheet. 
Brush with beaten egg, if desired. 
.Bake 15-22 minutes.
(Bottoms should be lightly colored,
centers should not be doughy)
       Serve warm or cool for later.    
To reheat, warm for 10 minutes
or so in a 400 degree