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Cinnamon Sugar Crackle Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 6 dozen

I get lots of compliments on these crunchy cookies. They're always part of my Christmas cookie platter. —Sarah Miller, Wauconda, Washington
Cinnamon Sugar Crackle Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1-1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and remaining sugar. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in cinnamon sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 63 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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