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These easy to make cookies are an easy favorite for just about anyone! And if you can’t have nuts, these are a great cookie for you to try! The cream of tartar give them a little tang, and the cinnamon and sugar they are rolled in before baking ends up looking like crackle after the cookies have spread and baked. And if you can eat them warm, without eating the whole batch, you absolutely must, you will be in cookie heaven!

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Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4 dozen


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, and shortening together. Add eggs and stir until combined. Ina separate bowl sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix into wet ingredients.

  2. In a small bowl mix together 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Form dough into walnut sized balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, until set, but not browned; remove to cooling rack.

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