This section is from the book "Centennial Cookery Book", by Woman's Centennial Association. Also available from Amazon: Centennial Cookery Book.
Two cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of water, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon soda.
One cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 eggs well beaten, 1/4 teaspoon of soda.
One teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon of cloves, flour enough to make a soft dough, 2 cups or more.
Two cups of sugar, 1 cup of butter, (or less if some Cream is used,) 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 teaspoonsoda, flavor with lemon, flour to make just thick enough to roll out.
One cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 pint molasses, 1 teaspoonful soda, 2 tablespoonsful ginger, 1 tablespoonful cloves, 2 tablespoonsful cinnamon. Flour to make stiff enough to roll.
One cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 beaten egg, nutmeg, enough flour to make a moderately stiff paste. roll with as little kneading as possible.
Two cups butter, 2 1/2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, teaspoon soda. Flour to make stiff enough to roll.