Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Got this from my mothers 1940's recipe collection. She used to make these and they are very, very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream first 3 ingredients together.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.
  3. Roll into balls and press into sugar.
  4. Place on lightly greased cookie pan sugar/cinnamon side up.
  5. Bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Most Helpful

These cookies were good, but they did not turn out as I had hoped. Mine did not puff up nicely, (as shown in the photos)and the cookies cracked quite a bit in the middle, plus the cookie itself was a bit on the dry side. By the way, I did add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, to add more flavor. Also, I found the 1 cup of sugar mixed with the cinnamon, (to roll the cookies in) was a lot more than needed for the recipe, and I had plenty of it leftover. Before baking them in the oven, I had rolled the cookie dough/balls in colored sugar, as Pam-I-Am did, but not much of it stuck to the dough; especially after rolling them in the sugar/cinnamon mixture first. Next time I will roll the dough balls in the colored sugars, then lightly sprinkle the balls with a bit of the cinnamon/sugar mixture, just before baking them in the oven. I may also take Daniel'sWife suggestion, and add cinnamon to the batter itself.

D. Baker September 26, 2015

A great cookie. I used a 1/2 Tbsp. measure as the amount of dough for each cookie. I also cut back the sugar and cinnamon needed for the cinnamon dip mixture to 2 Tbsp. sugar plus 1 tsp. cinnamon. Thanks for sharing!

Raspberry Cordial April 02, 2010

Very good, easy recipe. If I make them again, I will add vanilla extract and cinnamon to the batter itself, and more cinnamon to the sugar mixture that you roll the cookies in. (Just personal preference.)

Daniel'sWife December 19, 2009

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