Submitted by: Betty Gray from Western Illinois Electrical Coop.
2 and 2/3 cup shortening, 3 cups sugar, 1 TBS vanilla, 4 eggs, 1 and 1/4 cup milk (more or less), 8 cups flour, 2 TBS baking powder.
Cream shortening and sugar, add vanilla, add eggs and beat. Sift dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture alternate with milk. Chill at least 2 hours. Roll out on a floured board. Cut with various shapes or round cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until done.