Sweet Dough for Pie or Tea Cakes

1 cup butter or margarine
3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 whole nutmeg, ground
1 teaspoon allspice
3 eggs
1 cup milk
4-1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350F for 10 minutes. Mix first 7 ingredients together; do not fluff. Add milk, stir well and add flour. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Knead on floured board, roll out and cut with biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheet and bake 25 minutes or until lightly brown.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana