One of my favorite Christmas cookies.
Ingredients: yields about 3 1/2 dozen cookies
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- cinnamon and sugar mixture
Preheat your oven to 400 and line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl using a rubber spatula, mix the shortening, butter, sugar and eggs until completely incorporated. Sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt together. Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Roll into 1 inch balls. Combine 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and then roll your dough balls in this mixture until fully coated. Place on the parchment paper covered cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.