|Tartar: huah! What is it good for?|
lightly modified from ye olde childhood recipe from Mom's recipe box
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1. Cream the butter and sugar together. In case you're wondering, the original recipe calls for half butter and half shortening, but butter is always better in my opinion. Plus shortening is gross and I don't have any. Your butter should be softish. If it's frozen or too cold, let it sit out for a while, but do not melt it! It will mix better and help the cookies be fluffier.
|Cream it up, one two three|
3. Combine sugar mix and flour together. You may need to work the dough with your hands if your butter was especially cold.
4. Round dough into little balls. Roll in 2 Tbs of sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon combined in a little bowl.
|Give it a nice coating|