Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Grab the following tools needed: An electric mixer Medium bowl Small bowl Two ungreased baking sheets Two cooling racks Wisk Prep: Things to do before you start
2 cups sugar, divided 1 cup Butter Shortening 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Ingredients: Make sure you have them!
A.In the electronic mixer combine: Only 1 ½ cup sugar of the sugar 1 cup butter shortening 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons of milk 1 teaspoon of vanilla B.Turn the mixer on medium speed Time to Start Step One
A.In the medium bowl combine using wisk: 2 ¾ cups of flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt B.Lower electronic mixer speed to slow C.Slowly add the mixture into the electronic mixer Step Two
A.In the small cowl whisk to combine: Remaining ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons of sugar B.Set this bowl aside C.Stop electronic mixer Step Three
Shape 1 inch balls from the dough in electronic mixer Then roll the dough in sugar from the small bowl Place dough balls on cookie sheets 2 inches apart Place into the preheated oven Step Four
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes Take cookies out and let sit for 2 minutes Then place cookies on cooling sheets Let cookies cool completely (5- 10 minutes) Step Five
Add frosting on top for extra sweet cookies when cooled Add 5 drops food coloring into shortening mix for colored cookies (step 1) Two Possible Variations
Share your cookies with friends and family! Cookies go great with milk Make them for any occasion For larger batches double the entire recipe! Enjoy!