Snickerdoodles

1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400º. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, the shortening, butter and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape dough into 1 1/4″ balls. Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place about 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until centers are almost set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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