Saturday, December 20, 2014


½ cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
2 ¼ cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, 1 ½ cups sugar, and the eggs. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls.

Mix:       2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Roll balls in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place 2” apart on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from baking sheets. This recipe can be doubled.

Family Notes: This is a family favorite, especially at Christmastime, but any time of years. It makes an easy cookie to bake and ship to family members that are far away and I can remember sending care packages with these cookies in them to my children as they spread their wings and flew the nest to start lives of their own! I usually double this recipe to make sure there are enough cookies to go around. They tend to fly off the plate as soon as they are baked!

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