Old fashioned cookies dusted with cinnamon sugar - crisp exterior with soft, chewy interior

Yield: 1 serving ( Serving Size: 2 dozen )
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  • 2 1/4 cup(s) flour
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 12 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks) softened
  • 1/4 cup(s) vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cinnamon for rolling cookies
  • 3 tablespoon(s) sugar for rolling cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Cook 9-11 minutes

  2. Whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Add eggs.
  4. Add dry ingredients, beat at low speed until just combined ~20 secs
  5. Mix cinnamon and sugar in shallow bowl. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  6. Place on greased cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake until edges are set and centers soft and puffy.
  8. Cool on cookie sheet 2-3 minutes then transfer to cooling rack
December 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by JackieMurphy and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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