Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar + 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ½ cup shortening (or unsalted butter)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter, eggs, shortening, vanilla, and 1 ½ cups sugar at medium speed until creamy.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar. Sift into butter mixture and mix to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoonful of dough and roll into a ball. Toss in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Recipe adapted from Home Sweet Decor

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