3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon saltFor Icing (Optional)
1 box confection sugar
several different small colored bottles of food coloring
Put all the dry ingredients together and mix them well.Similarly, mix the wet ingredients. Remember, both have to be mixed seperately.
Then combine all the ingredients well together and keep the batter in the refrigerator for minimum one hour.
Take some amount of dough, not more than the amount that fits in your fist and flatten it with the help of a rolling pin on a to about a ¼ inch thickness.T
hen cut the dough in the shape you want and repeat repeat.Bake for 5-6 minutes and watch the cookies carefully to see when they are the right color.
And your cookies are ready to eat and be enjoyed.