Makes about 28 cookies. $1.40 with tax; $0.05 per cookie; $0.60 per dozen
½ c shortening
¼ c butter or margarine, softened
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ c white flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 400°. Roll dough 1/8” thick (the thicker the better) on a lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6 min or until very light brown around edges.
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