Clove Cookies

cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cloves

Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, then stir in vanilla. Add egg and beat until mixture is smooth. In a small bowl, stir together flour and cloves; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.

Drop dough by level teaspoonfuls onto well-greased cookie sheets, spacing cookies 2 - to 3-inches apart. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown and centers start to crinkle and collapse. Immediately transfer cookies to racks to cool. Store in airtight container.

Makes 4 dozen.