In the stand of a large mixer, cream together butter and shortening until creamy. Add sugar until blended well and then add egg. Mix in lemon zest and vanilla bean paste. Set aside.
Sift baking powder, kosher salt, and cinnamon or nutmeg In a medium bowl, .
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk beginning and ending with the dry.
Remove the dough from the mixer and shape into a ball. Cut ball in half and shape each half into discs. Cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 F.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Remove dough from fridge and plastic wrap and roll dough to ¼-inch thick on parchment paper.
Cut out cookies with any cookie cutter shape of about 3 inches and place on sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until bottoms are lightly golden. Allow to cool. Say Grace and enjoy!!