My mom made these when I was a kid and we all loved them. They're good plain, or with a simple powdered sugar icing on top. They are really great with a cold glass of milk!!
- Mix shortening, sugar and egg.
- Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla.
- Sift together dry ingredients and stir into buttermilk mixture.
- Chill at least 1 hour.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons on lightly greased cookie sheet; about 2" apart.
- Bake at 400° just until almost no imprint remains when lightly touched.