Colonial Dutch loved these cinnamon sugar butter cookies. They
are crisp, light and have a decorative pattern created by the
cinnamon and sugar being pressed into the cookie before baking.
1/2 cup butter
teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoons cream of tartar
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350
°. In a large bowl, cream the
sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Sift in the flour, cream
tartar, baking soda and salt. Stir to form a firm dough.
2. Mix sugar and
cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll a
of dough into a ball, then in cinnamon sugar.
with the rest of the dough.
3. Arrange on a
baking sheet; press with the base of a glass.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15
Makes about 2 dozen cookies