This is the best.... You can make it any way you like.
4 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto wax paper. Beat shortening, oleo and sugars until well blended, beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until soft dough forms.
Divide dough into portions and add any or all of the following, or whatever you like:
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, candied fruit, butterscotch, peppermint or other flavoring or combination.
Form into log and wrap and freeze. Slice frozen dough 1/4 inch thick and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
After you make the basic dough you just have to add a 1/2 cup of anything you want.