Easy Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe

1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon (ground)
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 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon, setting aside. Beat the 1 1/2 cups sugar, shortening, butter and eggs in large mixing bowl at medium speed, or mix by hand with wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place dough balls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake approximately 10 minutes or until centers are almost set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely.

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