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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cup of flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar


  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cream the shortening and sugars together.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat thoroughly.
  • Sift together the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  • Gradually add to the buttered mixture beating well after each addition.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
  • While dough is chilling combine cinnamon and sugar in a medium size bowl.
  • Roll dough into balls, about the size of walnuts and then dip in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until crinkled and lightly browned, but still soft.
  • Remove from oven and place pan on wired rack for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and place on wire racks to continue to cool.