The original recipe is below. The only modification I did was substituted shortening for butter. I just don't like using shortening. They came out great with real butter. Try both and you decide.
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Line cookie sheets with silpat or parchment
Makes a big batch (u can easily half recipe)
6 cups flour
6 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
4 eggs, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk, (room temperature)
1 cup Crisco melted ( I used melted unsalted butter)
Make sure shortening or butter are cooled down before adding to mix
1 cup powder sugar, used for rolling in hands
1 pound powder sugar
A little milk to make glaze like consistency
Beat eggs and sugar together until a pale yellow cream forms. Then add melted crisco, vanilla and milk. Mix all together.
Sift all dry ingredients together except powder sugar.
Mix dry ingredients into cream mixture. Mix 1/2 cup at a time. Let mixture sit for 1 hour and rest. Cover.
Form dough into small walnut size balls. Dip into powder sugar and roll in hands. Place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden color on bottom. Do not over cook.
Take 1 pound of powder sugar and a little milk and form a glaze. When cookies are completely cooled dip into glaze to cover tops of cookies and sprinkle immediately with pareils.
Let sit for several hours to dry before storing.