• ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups + 2 tbsp AP flour
  • 2 tsp angel cream (or cream of tartar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Use center rack in oven.
  2. Beat butter & shortening on medium until light, creamy & fluffy. Add sugar and beat thoroughly. Add eggs & vanilla and beat until all of the ingredients are incorporated and everything is still light & fluffy. Begin adding the dry ingredients and mix slooowly. Increase the speed until mixture is consistent. *Flour flying out of the bowl is the worst.
  3. Combine extra sugar & cinnamon in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Making tablespoon sized balls of dough, gently roll them in the cinnamon-sugar to coat. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake each batch for about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on drying rack.
  5. Indulge.
Recipe by The Earthen Table at