So I've been totally slacking on blogging the past couple of weeks...this holiday season has been CRAZY! I haven't even decorated for Christmas yet, and it's less than a week away. I guess I'll have to chalk this season as a loss.
My favorite part of Christmas are cookies. I can never seem to get enough of them. So, I thought I'd post my all-time favorite recipe for my all-time favorite cookies. And if anyone wants to make them for me, I can give you my address. =)
- 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 3/4 cup sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons cinnamon
In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.
In a small shallow bowl, stir together the 4 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be slightly golden at the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks.