This is the last of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes to share - these are the four I make each year and this one is my absolute favorite of all!
1 stick margarine (1/2 c.)
1/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 scant tsp. baking powder
Mix margarine, shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder. Cover and chill at least one hour (or you can freeze at this point).
Heat oven to 400. Roll dough 1/8"-1/4" thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on cookie sheets for 5-7 minutes or until very light brown.
Frost with my favorite icing recipe! My sister used to try to make sure there were no two alike - I attempt this, but sometimes run out of time to be THAT creative!