1/4 pound best quality butter
1-1/2 cups shortening
1 cup very fine granulated sugar
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat butter, shortening, sugar and 1 cup flour until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Add salt, nutmeg, vanilla and beat well. Work in remaining 3 cups of flour by hand.
Place dough, or part of it, in a pastry bag or cookie press. Press dough out for cookies about the size of a silver dollar. bake in 325-350 oven for 7-8 minutes until cookies are baked through but not too brown. From The Washington Post.