1/2 cup soft shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon milk or cream
1 teaspoon flavoring (vanilla or lemon)
1 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix together shortening, sugar and egg.
Stir in milk and flavoring.
Sift together and stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
Chill dough for several hours.
Roll the dough very thin (1/16'''') on a floured surface. Have extra flour on hand to add to the dough if it is sticky.
Cut into desired shapes.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake in 425-degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes or lightly browned.