Adapted from Joy of Cooking
Yield: 30 cookies

1 cup flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/8 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar together until very fluffy and well blended.
  3. Add the egg and beat until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well blended and smooth.
  6. Pull off pieces of dough and roll between your palms to form generous 1 1/4 inch balls.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together 1/8 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Roll the cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, 2 3/4 inches apart.
  10. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown at the edges.