The battery in my camera died so I didn't get any pictures of the finished cookies after the girls were done. :(
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream shortening and butter together. Add sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Mix sifted flour and salt together. Add flour and salt to egg mixture. Mix well. Cover bowl of dough with foil and refrigerate until chilled (at least 30 minutes). Using rolling pin, roll our dough to 1/4" thick on a flour surface. Dip cookie cutter into flour and "cut out" cookies. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 11-15 minutes depending on how brown you prefer cookies. Remove with a spatula while still warm. Allow to cool. Decorate with Pepperming Glaze.
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 drop red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed pepperming candy
Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Drizzle over cooled cookies.