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Yield about 4 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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