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Why I Love This Recipe

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!

Ingredients You'll Need

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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