Hello Bakers and Happy Sunday! I hope your ready to bake because I have a tried and true recipe for you today. I’ve found that it’s always a good idea to have some home made cookies around. These sweet little guys have saved me from arriving empty handed at BBQs and dinner parties. They’ve also come in handy for the occasional request to borrow a neighbor’s tool. Whatever you need these will fit the bill and bring delight wherever you go!

Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Then cream together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 eggs, and 2 tsp vanilla. Mix until it is a nice creamy consistency. In another bowl mix together 2 3/4 cups flour, 2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt. Dump the dry ingredients into the mister with the wet and slowly blend until incorporated into a dough.

In a smaller bowl mix together 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp ground cinnamon.

Now shape dough into round balls. I like to use my ice cream scoops to get uniformity and to do the job quickly. Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture until each is coated.


Arrange dough balls two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 8-10 minutes until set. Take off of the sheet right after you take the cookies out of the oven and set on a cooling rack.



I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do! Happy baking!




  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla.
  3. In another bowl mix together the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough  into balls using a small ice cream scoop or a large table spoon.
  4. Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll balls of dough in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.


Credit for the recipe goes here! Thank you Allrecipies 🙂

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