These are my grandson, Brenden's, favorite cookies. They are also the first cookies he ever helped me make when he was just a little guy!




  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cookies: Cream shortening, sugar and eggs together.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into first mixture. Roll dough into walnut-size balls.
  4. Cinnamon-Sugar: Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. I usually bake mine for the least amount of time. This ensures that they will be soft!

From the kitchen of Linda Jolly - Arizona.