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Cinnamon Crackle Cookies

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. —Vicki Lair, Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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 zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg, orange and lemon zest 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° until lightly browned, 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 116 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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