½ c butter

½ c shortening (Mom was insistent – gives the right texture)

1 ½ c sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp cream of tarter

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

2 ¾ c flour

2 Tbs sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon for rolling cookies


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream butter, shortening and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs to combine.

Mix in Cream of Tartar, soda, salt, and flour until just combined.

Chill dough slightly before rolling to the size of a ping pong ball.

Roll each ball in a mix of cinnamon and sugar and bake on prepared baking sheet for 8 to 9 minutes.

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