Saturday, September 4, 2010


When I think of cookies, I almost always think of Chocolate Chip Cookies. When I don't think of those, I will think of Sugar Cookies. I like lots of cookies, but of course I get comfortable and only make a few. Today I decided to make a cookie I have always liked, but have never baked. I found a few recipes online and liked this one the best because it didn't require refrigeration and it called for butter and shortening. More fat, but also hopefully softer.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400°.

Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Blend in with the creamed mixture. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
Mix the 2 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon. Rolls balls of dough in the mixture. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from cookie sheets to wire racks.
When I made this recipe I doubled it and now I have a TON of cookies, probably like 8 dozen so I think a regular batch would have been plenty.