DIANA RAIFSTANGER, Customer Service Team Member extradordinaire, shares her recipe for this old-fashioned holiday favorite. THANKS Diana!


1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon baking soda 

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or until softened.

Add about half of the flour to the butter. Then add the sugar, the egg, vanilla, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined. Then stir in the remaining flour. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

In a shallow dish combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon. Shape the chilled dough into 1 inch balls and roll them in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. 

Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until done. 

Cool and enjoy! Makes about 36 cookies.