Sunday, November 15, 2009
Mix 1 cup soft shortening - part butter (I used all butter)
1 1/2 c. sugar
Sift 2 3/4 c. flour or 2 1/2
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
Roll in a ball the size of a walnut. Roll in mixture of 2 Tbsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon.
Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned but soft. 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. 5 dozen cookies.
These are pretty easy, probably the hardest part is rolling them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I used a cookie scoop that was probably a little too big (it's been a long time since I have seen a "whole walnut" - that's my excuse and I am sticking too it). In fact, mine were probably closer to golf ball size (ok, not really, but they weren't the size of walnuts either).
For Christmas, I like the idea of putting a dozen of these in a cellophane bag and add some ribbon or bows. I tried to get a rating from Bubba, but he was too busy eating them to give me one. Ultimately I think he gave them a 7 (He's too tough!).