1 1/2 Sugar
1/4 Baking Soda
3 Baking Powder
In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening and eggs.
Add 1 cup flour, soda, salt, and baking powder.
Combine milk and vanilla.
Add to creamed mixture alternately with remaining 4 cups flour.
Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Roll onto lightly floured surface 1/4 inch thick.
Cut with desired shapes.
Bake on ungreased cookies sheets at 400°F for 8-10 minutes or until edges just begin to turn light golden brown.
Cool and frost with favorite frosting.