Great minds use the same recipes!
I had to dig up my recipe and it is the almost the exactly the same.
1c of shortening instead of butter.
Sift the dry ingredients together.
Bake at 400.
Listen to the Squirrell. This recipe makes to-die-for cookies.
Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes
The two recipes I use are just a tad different. Both work well for me.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups (or 2 3/4 cups either works) all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. of salt
Cream butter or margarine until softened and add the 1 1 /2 cups of sugar, creaming well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape into 1 inch balls.
Mix 2 tbsp. cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar together in a dish. Roll balls in mixture to coat, I use a shallow glass pie pan and sort of roll the pan to coat several at one time. Place unflattened balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for about 8-10 minutes, this is my preferred temperature but some recipes call for baking at 400F for 7-8 minutes.
Not sure how experienced people are with cookies, but the longer they cook the harder they get. These are cookies that you don't want to cook too long so they don't get hard, it could be anywhere from 6-10 minutes, usually around 6-8 for me. These cookies set on the cookie sheet while cooling so leave them on the sheet for at least 10 minutes before carefully removing them to cool.