Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


Combine shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and eggs in a large mixing bowl, beating well.

Sift together flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add flour mixture and vanilla to sugar mixture, stirring well.

Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl, stirring well; set aside.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in reserved sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets; bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.