Take a piece of Bread dough that will make about as many BISCUITs as you wish; lay it out rather flat in a bowl; break into it two eggs, half a cup of sugar, half a cup of BUTTER; mix this thoroughly with enough flour to keep it from sticking to the hands and board. Knead it well for about fifteen or twenty minutes, make into small BISCUITs, place in a greased pan, and let them rise until about even with the top of the pan. Bake in a quick oven for about half an hour.
These can be made in the form of Rolls, which some prefer.
The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)