My mother-in-law's recipe. My husband can't have Christmas without them! 1 cup butter-flavored Crisco 1 1/2 cups sugar *Cream these together. 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla *Add & mix well. 4 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda *Combine and add gradually to sugar mixture. *Roll out to just shy of 1/4 inch thick. Cut out with cookie cutters. *Bake at 375, 8-10 minutes, until faintly browned. Allow cookies to cool completely. ICING(makes enough for a double batch of cookies) 2 lbs. powdered sugar (about 7 cups) 1/2 cup butter-flavored Crisco 2/3 cup milk 2 tsp. vanilla food coloring *Combine all ingredients. Mix until smooth. Spread generously over cookies. *Lay cookies out until icing has hardened a little. Stack with layers of wax paper between them. *Allow cookies to rest a few hours or overnight. The icing will make the cookies nice and soft.