1 cup shortening
1 1⁄2c ups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Cream shortening and sugar together.
Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
Stir flour mixture, alternately with the buttermilk, into the creamed mixture, until it forms a soft ball. Add extra flour if necessary.
Cover and chill in the fridge for about 1 hour.
Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness, cut into circles or desired shapes and place on cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 9 minute. Add your favorite icing when cookies are cool.