These cookies travel and freeze well.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups chopped black walnuts
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
Cream the shortening with 2 cups of the white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and sour cream; mixing well.
Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda into the shortening mixture to make a stiff dough. Add the chopped black walnuts.
Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Mix the 3 tablespoons with the ground cinnamon. Grease the bottom of a small glass. Dip it into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and gently press the cookies to flatten the balls of dough slightly.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until centers are done.