2 c shortening
2 c white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp soda dissolved in 2/3 c milk
2 TBP vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
Mix the above all together then add 5 cups flour
Dough will be sticky roll out and cut.
Sprinkle with sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.