SO DELICIOUS guys!
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla
5 cups GF flour (I used Namaste)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
Cream the shortening, sugar and butter together. After it is light and fluffy, add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg is added to the sugar mixture. Add the vanilla and beat. Sift together 5 cups of flour with 2 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp of salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly so the flour doesn't fly everywhere.
Chill dough for 1 hour. Divide the dough into 3 or 4 balls and then roll them out, one at a time on a floured surface to the thickness you desire. I like them about 1/4" thick. Cut the cookies out with cookie cutters and lift with a flexible spatula to the cookie sheets. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 6-8 minutes, be careful not to let them brown. Cool, frost and decorate.
This recipe is my brother's- sister-in law's Brittany Devine's. I had these when I wasn't GF, they were amazing, so I was hesitant to try them GF because they might not hold up to those expectations... but man they were SO DELICIOUS!
In the cookies shown above, I used cream cheese frosting because I had some left over.