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  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies 1x


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I use butter-flavored Crisco)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture:

  • 23 teaspoons ground cinnamon (depending on how “cinnamony” you like it)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer beat together the butter, shortening, and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Add the flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined.
  4. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and granulated sugar to coat the cookies. Roll the dough into golf ball-size balls and roll in the cinnamon and sugar to coat. Place the balls of dough about 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake the cookies until the edges are light golden brown and the centers are soft and puffy, about 9 to 11 minutes. The cookies will flatten slightly after they come out of the oven so don’t panic.
  5. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cookies