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Serves | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 10

Why I Love This Recipe

This came out of an old cookbook. My Great Aunt use to put ,recipes,letter,postcards in her cookbooks for safe keeping. She alway knew where the recipe she want was. She made this recipe often.

This mixture can be used as a drop cookie by adding 2 -3 tablespon of milk and not chilling. Nuts ,raisins or chocolate chips may be added to this type of cookie.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoon cream of tartar( three teaspoons baking powder may be substitued for the cream of tartar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Cream sugar,shortening, and eggs.

Add in dry ingredients

Mix well

Chill for 1 1/2 hours

Then form balls in size of an english walnut

Roll mixture in the 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart

Bake at 375 degree oven about 9-10 minutes

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