Preheat oven to 350F. Cream shortening, gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt, add to creamed mixture, alternately with buttermilk; mix well. Stir in extract cover and chil1 for 1 hour. Roll dough on floured surface. Cut out cookies and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana