Betsy's Christmas Sugar Cookies

Source: Betsy Mullins

Blend together – ½ cup softened shortening ( half margarine, half butter)

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

Stir in 1 tsp vanilla

Sift together and then stir in – 1/1/2 cups sifted flour

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

Chill dough thoroughly and roll out on well floured surface about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into shapes and place on lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425 for 5-7 minutes, until just turning brown on the edges. Makes about 3-4 dozen.