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Mum's Cut Out Cookies

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2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1/2 C shortening
1/4 C butter, softened
2 eggs
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.

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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.

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