Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Stir together and chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out 1/8 inch thick. Cut in desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Paint with egg yolk paint. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. --EGG YOLK PAINT:--
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp. water
Divide mixture and add food coloring. Paint designs on cookies with paint brush. If paint thickens, add few drops of water.
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