2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Softened Butter

1/2 Cup Shortening (Preferably butter flavored)

1 Egg

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 3/4 Cups Sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt in a large bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the Butter, Shortening, and Sugar: cream until well combined (about a minute should be sufficient). Beat in the egg and cream on medium or medium-high speed until the mixture starts to turn a light yellow. Beat in the Vanilla, and then add in the flour mixture, little by little, and beat in until well combined. Drop cookies to the size of your liking onto ungreased cookie / baking sheets. Make sure to spread them apart at least an inch and a half away from each other.

Typical time will take around 8-10 minutes on a well heated oven, but varies depending on the size of your cookies and how long the oven has been preheating. I like to make these dropping large pinchfuls of dough that I flatten in the pan, (about the size of the circle if you make your middle finger and thumb touch nails) in which it takes about 10 or so minutes to finish.