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Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups shortening
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Granulated or colored sugar (for dipping)

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugars and shortening; add eggs and vanilla. Mix in all dry ingredients. Roll into small balls. Dip in water, then in granulated sugar or colored sugar. Place on 10-by-15-inch cookie sheet, sugar side up. Flatten balls with a glass. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until a little brown.

Lou Campbell, Moline



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