|1 cup soft shortening (Crisco), at room temperature||1 1/2 cups sugar|
|2 eggs||2 3/4 cups flour|
|2 tsp. cream of tartar||1 tsp baking soda|
|1/2 tsp salt||sugar and cinnamon for topping|
Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs. Sift together remaining dry ingredients, and add to the egg mixture. Roll dough into balls the size of small walnuts.
Make a mixture 3:1 of sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough balls in
the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Place about 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. They should still be soft.
The cookies will puff up, then flatten out as they bake.