Grandma Duench's Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies (Decorations by Liam)
These cookies were always a lot of fun to make, decorate and eat at Christmastime when I was a kid.

2 eggs
2/3 cup white sugar
2/3 cup Crisco shortening
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix together, chill dough in refrigerator, roll out and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 F for 8 - 10 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.

1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup milk

Divide up icing and add food coloring in your favorite festive colors.  Ice cookies and add all sorts of decorative combinations (sprinkles, candied cherries, Smarties or M&M's etc.).