Start by creaming the 1 1/2 cups of sugar and shortening with an electric beater.

Next add the eggs to the shortening and sugar. Beat until well incorporated.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the egg, shortening and sugar mixture. Mix all these ingredients thoroughly.

In a shallow dish mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

Form the dough into small balls, about 1-inch in size. Roll the balls in the sugar and cinnamon and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake the cookies in a pre-heated 400 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.


Time to prepare: 40 minutes.

Serves 2-3 dozen cookies.


  • says:

    Are these Yummy?????

    August 21, 2015 09:51pm

  • Carol/Ann says:

    Can butter be used instead of shortening?

    July 8, 2014 04:50pm

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