Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Makes 12 dozen yummy old fashioned cookies! Great for a bake sale.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix shortening, sugar and eggs thoroughly.
  3. Stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Blend flour mixture into the shortening mixture.
  5. Form in balls.
  6. Roll in mixture of 2 tbsp. sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  9. Makes about 12 dozen cookies.


Most Helpful

Terrific and oh so easy! I made three batches for two Christmas parties and one cookie exchange. Possible error in the recipe - the recipe said 4 TABLEspoons cream of tartar. That didn't look right to me, so I used TEAspoons instead, and it came out perfect. I used butter rather than shortening. Extra rich and delicious. Also, I made a much larger batch of cin/sugar and put it in a large bowl. My husband would roll several balls, toss them in the big bowl, and shake the bowl. Then, using a large slotted spoon, I lifted them out of the bowl. It kept my hands much cleaner.

anniwelborne December 11, 2003

I just made these and they came out great. The modifications I made were that I used one less cup of flour and one less tablespoon of cream of tartar. 9 minutes baking time worked best.

xxoo May 14, 2003

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