I came up with this recipe by combining 3 family favorite cookie recipes into one delicious amazing cookie. It's a soft cookie, with a cake like texture. The taste is unique and when I sell them at bake sales they sell out immediately!
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These cookies are soft on the inside and a slight crunch on the outside. Just the way I like em. The cinnamon sugar on top tops these off perfectly! These go perfectly with a lovely cup of afternoon tea.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 2 cups of sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk until well blended.
Use small/medium sized ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto cookie sheets about 3 inches apart. In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup of sugar and the teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture on top of the cookies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges begin to turn golden. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. When cool store in an air tight container.