Lovely, crunchy, cinnamon cookies.

Preparation time: 

1 hour


1⁄2 cup butter (or margarine, softened)
1⁄2 cup shortening (veg.fat)
1⁄2 cup sugar (plus 2 Tbsp for rolling)
2 eggs
1⁄2 cup flour (all purpose/plain)
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Note: this is an American recipe, but I have used British cups and it has turned out fine. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F.

Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar and the eggs. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape into balls bigger than a quarter, but smaller than a 50p. Mix 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar together in a small bowl. Rough balled cookies in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place 2 apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove immediately to wire rack or grease proof paper to cool. Makes nearly 6 dozen.

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