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Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Mexican


  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Set the oven to preheat at 400 degrees F.
  • Mix the butter, eggs, shortening, and 1½ cups of the sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy or about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add it into the shortening mixture.
  • Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl or on a small plate.
  • Roll about a tablespoon of dough (more or less) into 1½-inch balls, and roll them in the cinnamon-sugar. Set them about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake until the cookie edges set, but the centers are still soft. That should be about 8-10 minutes, depending on your oven. Cool on wire racks.