in the spirit of d. and the holiday giving season, i will share the recipe with you.
1/2 c butter
1/2 shortening (you can use a whole c of butter and they turn out just fine)
1 c sugar
3 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp of cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
add eggs. blend well.
sift together flour, soda and tartar.
add four mixture gradually to creamed mixture.
chill mixture overnight or in the freezer if you are pressed for time.
roll out on floured surface and cut.
place on ungreased sheet
bake 8-10 minutes @ 350
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 T cream
blend together, add food coloring if desired.