Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the shortening, sugar, eggs, and flavoring together thoroughly (best to cream the shortening and sugar together until smooth first). Blend in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
Roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured pastry mat or board. Cut out desired shapes and transfer them to your baking sheet(s). Bake 6-8 minutes or until very lightly brown.