1 cup soft shortening

2 eggs

1 ½ cups sugar

2 ¾ cups sifted flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

Sugar mixture*



Mix first 3 ingredients. 


Sift together last 4 ingredients.


Mix mixtures together, then chill (approx. 4 hours).


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


Roll dough into size of walnuts, then roll in sugar mixture.  Bake** on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.


*Sugar mixture:

2 tablespoons of sugar per 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (4 tablespoons sugar for 4 teaspoons cinnamon, etc.)


**Place cookies far enough apart on sheet to allow spreading.