Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Blend all dry ingredients and stir in. Roll in balls the size of small walnuts and roll in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Makes about 5 dozen 2 inch cookies.
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By Robin from Washington, IA
Cream butter. Add sugar gradually. Add eggs, beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
Add soda, vanilla, and nutmeg to milk.
Add milk mixture to creamed mixture.
Gradually add flour (depending on humidity, you may not need all 4 cups).
Batter should be firm and rather dry.
Refrigerate 15 minutes. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon and sugar.
Place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees farenheit for 5-7 minutes. They burn easily so watch them closely.
Made them today. Yummy! Munch, munch.
Thanks I was just thinking about trying to find my recipe to make some of these. The kids just love them.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cream together butter, shortening, 1-1/2 cups sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls.
Mix together 2 Tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets. Makes about 4-dozen.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine all cookie ingredients in large mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (2 to 4 minutes).
Stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture.
Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Makes 4 dozen cookies