My grandma is famous for making these delicious cookies. They are a very old cookie and many haven’t heard of them, but in our family we beg for them to be made. My brother doesn’t like desserts to much, he would rather have a steak or some kind of meat, but these cookies bring him back to the kitchen begging for the hot ones from the oven and a tall glass of milk.

When I was younger, grandma always kept a tin of cookies behind the front door on the washing machine. We would always check it to make sure there were yummy cookies to fill our tummy’s with before heading out to play. My grandma, being an avid baker was sure to keep it filled for any hungry belly that happened to her door throughout the day.


  • 1 cup soft shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (for rolling)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (for rolling)


Preheat oven to 350°

Combine shortening, sugar and eggs until well blended. Sift together the dry ingredients.

Blend the wet and dry ingredients.

Roll into one inch balls and roll in the sugar and cinnamon. Place on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned but still soft. They will puff up and then flatten out.

Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.

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