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Cinnamon Crackle Cookies

 Cinnamon Crackle Cookies
Notes Vicki Lair of Albert Lea, Minnesota, "This recipe is the compilation of many years of baking. I make these cookies for a holiday bazaar and year-round for our family. They freeze well."
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, cinnamon,
  • baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg, orange and lemon peel and
  • salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly
  • browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 116 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.