Soft sugar cookies

(for cookie cutters)

1 cup shortening                                  1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar                                        2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs                                                  7 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla                              1 cup milk

Cream together shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking powder.  Alternate adding flour and milk to creamed mixture.  Roll thick.  Bake at 375 for 6-10 minutes.