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Prep Time:

20 min

Cook Time:

10 min


35 cookies



About the Recipe

A good recipe for the classic sweet-cinnamon cookie.


1 cup shortening

1½ cups white sugar

2 eggs

2¾ cups white flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cream of tartar

½ tsp salt

2 Tbsp white sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350° F/175° C.

In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and 1½ cup sugar. Add eggs separately, mixing after each. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir dry mixture into the creamed mixture until well blended.

In a small shallow bowl, stir together 2 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches/5 cm apart on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven; cookies should be slightly golden at the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks.

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