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I make this every year and my kids love it! As a matter of fact, we leave some for Santa to enjoy with a glass of soy milk. YUMMY!


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 8 tablespoon (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.
  • With handheld of standing mixer, beat together the shortening and butter.
  • Add the 1 1/2 cups sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the flour mixture and blend until smooth.
  • Cinnamon Sugar:
  • Mix the 3 tablespoon sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Roll the dough, by hand or use a med. cookie scooper (pampered chef, into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  • Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar.
  • Flatten the balls into 1/2-inch thick disks, spacing them evenly on unlined cookie sheets. Bake until light brown, but still moist in the center, about 12 minutes.
  • Cool on rack.

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