these are really good and I end up making 10 dozen every Christmas. good luck


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbl. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbl. cinnamon


preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together shortening, sugar and eggs. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Chill dough for 1/2 hour. Meanwhile, mix together 2 tbl. sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Roll dough into balls the size of a small walnut. Roll balls in sugar and cinnamon mixture. place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. let cook for about 45 seconds to 1 minute and remove or they will stick to the pan.

makes 5 dozen cookies

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: recipe book
Submitted By: barbara casolare
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