An old refrigerator cookie recipe.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup shortening, melted and cooled slightly
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
Beat together in a large bowl the melted shortening and the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
Shape dough into a log measuring 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap log in waxed paper or foil and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
Slice log into slices 1/4 inch thick. Place slices 1 inch apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly colored. Cool on wire racks.