Our Favorite Party Cookie!
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
About 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon (I like a little more cinnamon, though:)
Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add cream of tartar, soda and salt. Mix well. Slowly add flour and mix well. (Do not add too much flour or the dough will be too crumbly.)
Place dough in refrigerator for one hour to chill. (note: this step is optional, but I think they turn out better when I do this)
Mold into 1-inch balls. Mix together cinnamon and sugar mixture in a shallow bowl, to your liking. Roll the dough in the mixture until well coated. Place on cookie sheet (use a light colored cookie sheet, if you have one).
Bake at 400* for 7 to 8 minutes, or until they are a light, golden brown.
Important: Do not overbake!! They should appear as if they are not yet done.