Grandma's Cut Out Cookies

Grandma would always make these cookies for my sister and I when we would make the long trip to her house. Hers were always circles, but I love to cut them into Christmas shapes, Easter shapes, or just fun shapes. I make them now for my own grandson!

3 cups flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cut shortening and butter into the dry ingredients in above group.
Mix the remaining ingredients, then add gently
to the first mixture.
Chill. Roll out a small amount of dough at a time on lightly floured board using lightly
floured rolling pin. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with sugars.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus chill time.
Cook Time: about 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Other recipes by Hillcrest Hide Away B&B:
Cinnamon Sour Cream Scones
Home Fries

Recipe Provided By:
Hillcrest Hide Away B&B
Lanesboro, MN

Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast Inns