This recipe is from my next door neighbor in Lincoln, Nebraska. She made these (and a huge pot of Chicken and Rice Soup) for us when Rod was recovering from his back surgery a few years ago. I've made the soup many times, but this was the first time I've tried the cookie recipe and it won't be the last. Delicious!
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream sugar, Crisco and butter together. Add egg and vanilla.
Mix flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt together in a separate bowl.
Add dry ingredients to the sugar mixture.
Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper or a Silpat); flatten the dough with the bottom of a glass (dipped in water, if the dough sticks) and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes until the edges start to brown.
Yield: 3 dozen
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