Ahh, the old standby recipe for Christmas cookies!
2C shortening (can you tell this is an oldie but goodie?)
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp almond
6-7 C flour (all purpose)
Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs and beat till fluffy and light. Add flavorings, nutmeg, flour (enough to form a stiff dough) Chill one hour.
If I didn't have time to make them one day, I would roll them out the next day. Instead of flour on the surface, I would use sifted powdered sugar (added a crackly goodness to the cookie)
This is when you can use those wonderful cookie cutters.
Bake @ 400* 8-10 minutes--no icing needed; just a glass of cold milk to dunk!