Italian Butter Cookies
From my own personal family recipie
In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, butter & and sugar. Add the eggs & vanilla then blend in the flour, baking powder & salt. Chill dough 2 hours.
Before baking sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles. Garnish centers with maraschino cherry halves or plain M & M's, pipe icing designs or sprinkle with powdered sugar after cooled.