Mum's Cut Out Cookies
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1/2 C shortening
1/4 C butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening, butter and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Refrigerate dough over night.
Pre-heat oven to 400F.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut with your favorite cookie cutters.
Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Decorate with colored sugars, jimmies and/or any edible decorations you like.
Bake for 6 minutes at 400F.
Pairs Well With
My mom has made these cookies for as long as I can remember. They were always on our Christmas cookie trays. But they were also very common for Camp Fire Girls, school, or pretty much any holiday you can think of.