I got this recipe from the adorably named PinchMySalt. I only made one change to her aunt’s recipe, instead of using any shortening I used all butter. I am posting the original recipe because not everyone is as opposed to the flavor of shortening as I am.
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To roll the dough balls in:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla. On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture (or stir in by hand) until well combined.
4. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon (or pumpkin/apple pie spice).
5. Shape spoonfuls of cookie dough into 1″ balls, then roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place 2″ apart on ungreased (parchment-lined, if you prefer) cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
6. Remove to a wire cooling rack. They will be slightly puffed when removed from oven but will flatten completely as they cool. Store in an airtight container.
*Personal Notes: I have nothing but positive things to say about these. I would highly recommend them. Really simple to make. I made them to bring over to a friends house for a dinner date. They asked me if I wanted to take back home with me any of the things I had brought. Her boyfriend informed that the cookies were not going back with me. (Good thing I had saved a stack at home for myself!)