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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 ultra gel (optional, helps soften the cookie)

2 Tbl. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

1. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
2. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and (ultra gel).
3. Shape dough into balls.
4. Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar.
5. Roll each ball of dough in mixture and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove immediately from baking sheet.