• Cooking Time: 6-8
  • Servings: 84
  • Preparation Time:


This recipe is from my friend, Carol. She brought them to the cookie exchange last year.


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 3 tbsp sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/2 cups sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, 1 tsp cinnamon, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until a soft dough forms.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining 3 tbsp sugar and 1-3/4 tsp cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar mixture. Place balls 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store in an air-tight container. Yield: approximately 7 dozen cookies.

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