1 cup crisco
2 cups sugar
2 tbs vanilla (I used 1 tbs because I used real Mexican vanilla)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
Roll out and use cookie cutters to make desired shapes. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Cool completely then frost and decorate.
Butter Cream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 package (32 0z.) powdered sugar
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract
Mix first two ingredients together, then start adding a little bit of milk. Add enough milk to make desired consistency. Once the consistency is right, add the extract and food coloring if desired.