1/2 cup of shortening
1/2 cup of butter
2 tsp. cream tartar
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 1/3 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
Sugar & cinnamon mixture
(for cookies to be rolled in)
2 tbl sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
I’ve been making these quite often lately. They’re delicious, and other than the Cream of Tartar, the ingredients are simple and usually in my cupboards!
Cream shortening, butter, sugar together. I usually beat in the mixer on high until quite fluffy. Add the eggs and beat on high again. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, & salt and mix well.
Roll into 1″ balls and then drop in the cinnamon/sugar mixture until well coated.
Bake at 350 degrees about 8 – 10 minutes. (I have found that a slightly higher temperature—375ºF, produces slightly crispier edges, which can be nice!)
Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a minute or two, then remove to a cooling rack. And then… enjoy!