I love this recipe. My mom made these when I was young. They are light, crispy and seem to melt in your mouth. Yum!
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup butter flavored shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
Mix together the shortening, egg, and confectioners' sugar. Stir in vanilla, cream of tartar, salt, baking soda and flour. Mix well.
Roll dough into 1 inch in diameter balls. Place on cookie sheet. Press down with a glass bottom dipped in sugar. ( I have also used cookie stamps dipped into sugar.)
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 10 minutes or just until edges are turning golden. Let cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet.