White Christmas Cookies

1/2 cups Butter
1/2 cups Shortening
2 cups Sugar
4 Eggs; beaten
4 cups Flour; sifted
1/8 tsp Ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp Ground cinnamon

Cream shortening and butter together. Add sugar, mixing until fluffy and light. Beat in the eggs. In separate bowl, sift flour, cinnamon and nutmeg together, stir into creamed mixture. Dough will be quite stiff. Chill in a plastic wrap covered bowl in refrigerator 3 hours, or preferrably overnight. Roll the dough thinly on a floured pastry cloth with a well floured rolling pin or between two pieces of plastic wrap. Cut into star or other shapes with favorite cookie cutters. Place 1 to 2 inches apart on to greased or oiled cookie sheets. Bake in 350 F degree oven for 10-11 minutes, til crisp. Should be straw colored when done. Gently remove from pan to allow to cool completely on wire racks.

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