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White Coconut Texas Sheet Cake

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White Coconut Texas Sheet Cake

White Texas Sheet Cake

This made-from-scratch white cake is the vanilla version of the original Texas Sheet Cake and is every bit as good as the chocolate version.

This cake gets better the longer it sits, so go ahead and make it a day ahead.  A dear friend introduced this deliciously rich sheet cake to me.  With its creamy frosting and light vanilla flavor, you’ll love it.   It’s a classic cake, moist and easy to make.  Wait to prepare the frosting until the cake is done cooking.  The frosting will set up quickly and will be difficult to spread if made too far in advance.

Instead you pour the frosting over the warm cake, so it kind of works its way into the cake and makes it incredibly moist.  It almost just melts in your mouth.  How great is that?

Every time I serve this I get great reactions. So, so good!

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White Coconut Texas Sheet Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This cake is even better the next day.  It's designed to be made in a standard 13 inch by 18 inch half baking sheet to serve a large group, so don't substitute a different pan size. When ready to serve cut in 5 by 8 rows to produce 40 servings.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 servings
Author: Betsy Edwards
Ingredients
For the Cake
  • 2 cups (8.5 ounces or 240 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon coconut extract
For the Frosting
  • 3/4 cup butter softened, but not melted
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • teaspoons coconut extract
For the Topping
  • 7 ounces flake sweetened coconut
Special Equipment
  • 1 (13 x 18 inch) baking pan
Instructions
  1. Place oven shelf at the top position. Set oven to broil and spread shredded coconut on a baking pan. Place baking pan under broiler and toast coconut until it’s golden brown. DO NOT WALK AWAY DURING THIS, it goes from golden brown to burnt very quickly. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease a 13 x 18 inch baking pan.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, stir together sugar, water, melted butter, sour cream, eggs, and coconut extract until combined.

  5. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just incorporated, then pour mixture into greased cake pan.
  6. Place pan in oven and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes.
  7. While cake is baking, whisk together all frosting ingredients to a smooth consistency.
  8. Remove cake from oven and let cool 5 minutes, then pour icing over the warm cake. Spread to cover cake. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
MAKE AHEAD NOTE:
  1. Can be made and frosted and kept at room temperature for up to 3 days. Cover it lightly with plastic wrap to protect it from dust, etc.  Cakes both frosted and unfrosted, cut and un-cut, are perfectly fine at room temperature for several days.  Refrigeration is only necessary if your kitchen gets very hot during the day (think bacteria feeding frenzy) or if you're making a cake that won't be served for more than three days.

    To refrigerate, wrap unfrosted cakes in plastic to protect it from absorbing any weird fridge smells and to protect it from drying out, and then unwrap it to warm up on the counter before serving. For frosted cakes, chill the cake uncovered for fifteen minutes to harden the icing, then wrap it in plastic wrap.

 

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Strawberries and Cream Cookies

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

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Strawberries and Cream Cookies

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

You would think Jeff would run like a rabbit from pink cookies.  I can’t even get him to carry my purse.  Even when it’s filled with his candy bars.  (Which, since I’m not a chocolate fan sometimes melt – in – my – purse.)  You know you love your husband when…

 

Strawberries and Cream Cookies

Anyway, did he shy away from these pink strawberry cookies??  NO WAY.  In fact, he’s announced we can have them anytime I’d like to make them. I suspect your family will have the same reaction.

I’ve been posting a lot of cookie recipes lately getting ready for our Church Youth conference.  I’ve been using our church youth and ladies and Jeff as my designated taste testers.   Hey, someone’s gotta do it after all.

Enjoy!  I’ll be getting back to more varied posts very soon.  (Like an incredable Kit-Kat Freezer Pie I’m working on!!!  Now how great does that sound?)

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Strawberries and Cream Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Betsy Edwards
Ingredients
  • 1 box Strawberry Supreme Cake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, and vanilla by hand until well combined.

  4. Pour egg mixture into bowl with cake mixture.  Stir until a dough forms. Be sure to fully combine. Mix in the white chocolate chips.

  5. Drop rounded balls of the dough onto your baking sheet. Since they flatten out quite a bit, make sure the balls are taller than wide on your cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.  

  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not let them brown in the oven. Once slightly cooled remove from sheets to finish cooling on wire racks.  Cookies will appear slightly undercooked, but that's ok. They firm up and flatten as they cool. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy!

MAKE AHEAD NOTE:
  1. Cookies will stay fresh, covered, at room temperature for up to 1 week.  You can make the cookie dough in advance and hold it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow dough to come to room temperature before spooning it onto the prepared baking sheet. Alternatively you can freeze your baked cookies up to 3 months. Or freeze your unbaked cookie dough balls for up to 3 months.  Bake the frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute, without thawing.

 

 

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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

This is an amazingly easy dessert for a large group. You can assign it out to volunteers to make ahead if you want and it’s easily portable. Besides which, they’re VERY addictive. You can use any luscious fruit in season.

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I'm also here to help you with large group recipes from 20 to 200.  So next opportunity you get to cook for a large group - Say 'Yes!'  Then relax. I've got your back.

Ever wished you could build your dream home? How about building your dream home in a tropical paradise?  Join me, room by room, as we design and build a fabulous dream home in Hawaii!

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If you've been asked to cook for a large group activity, be it a Girl's Camp or a Graduation Party, say Yes!  I'm here to help.  From Menus to Game Plans to Recipes, I'll help you keep on schedule and turn out amazingly delicious food if you're cooking for a crowd!  My recipes are tested and trusted.    Let's cook! 

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Vanilla Sugar Crinkle Cookies

Vanilla Sugar Crinkle Cookies

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Vanilla Sugar Crinkle Cookies

vanilla sugar crinkle cookie

Nothing’s better than a classic sugar cookie.  Except maybe a sugar cookie dipped in powdered sugar with wonderful crunchy “crinkles”.  The buttery goodness and the real vanilla make these cookies heavenly.  The distinctive “crinkle” is produced from the combination of baking powder and baking soda.

Did you know that crinkle cookies “crinkle” and spread better if the dough is at room temperature? If the dough is cold it takes more time for the butter to melt.  As a result, the dough will set before the butter is melted and the cookie has spread out and “crinkled”. Good news for us since we can save the time of sending them for a stay in the refrigerator.

Rolling the cookie dough in the sanding sugar or granulated sugar helps it “crinkle” by absorbing moisture and dissolving early in the oven. Later it re-crystalizes and pulls even more moisture from the top of the cookie.

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Vanilla Sugar Cookie Crinkles
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings: 60 cookies
Author: Betsy Edwards
Ingredients
  • 3 cups (12.75 ounces or 360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 vanilla beans cut half lengthwise, seeds scraped out
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup sanding sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  3. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, softened butter and vanilla bean seeds with an electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating just until smooth. On low speed, beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Cover and let dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes.
  4. Shape dough into approximately 60 (1 1/4-inch) balls. In one small bowl, place 1 1/2 cups sanding sugar or granulated sugar and in a second small bowl place 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Roll each cookie first in the sanding sugar or granulated sugar, then in the powdered sugar. Place on the prepared cookie sheets approximately 2 inches apart.

  5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are until light brown. Cool 2 minutes then remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. After completely cooled, at least 15 minutes, sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.
MAKE AHEAD NOTE:
  1. Can be made in advance and stored, layered between wax paper in an airtight container, up to 3 days at room temperature and up to 3 months in the freezer.

 

Want more great desserts?

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

This is an amazingly easy dessert for a large group. You can assign it out to volunteers to make ahead if you want and it’s easily portable. Besides which, they’re VERY addictive. You can use any luscious fruit in season.

Fruit Pizza

Great for a group! Not to mention a perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! In each bite you get a bit of crunchy cookie, soft cream cheese frosting and luscious fruit. There’s a reason it’s retained its popularity over the years.

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Welcome to Aloha Dreams!

I'm so glad you dropped by.  I'm Betsy.  Here you'll find my favorite fabulous, trusted recipes - everything from delicious, quick meals for your family to wonderful classics made easy.

I'm also here to help you with large group recipes from 20 to 200.  So next opportunity you get to cook for a large group - Say 'Yes!'  Then relax. I've got your back.

Ever wished you could build your dream home? How about building your dream home in a tropical paradise?  Join me, room by room, as we design and build a fabulous dream home in Hawaii!

Explore Aloha Dreams

Things to do Big Island of Hawaii
Dream Home Bathroom

EXPLORE

If you're planning a vacation to Hawaii, I've got you covered on the very best places to go!   From many amazing restaurants to incredible adventures in the surf and on land, this is your go-to source for unique and exciting things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Or just take a Virtual Vacation!!    Let's go!

SAY YES!

If you've been asked to cook for a large group activity, be it a Girl's Camp or a Graduation Party, say Yes!  I'm here to help.  From Menus to Game Plans to Recipes, I'll help you keep on schedule and turn out amazingly delicious food if you're cooking for a crowd!  My recipes are tested and trusted.    Let's cook! 

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Chocolate Brownie Crookies

Chocolate Brownie Crookies

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Chocolate Brownie Crookies

Brownie Cookies - Crookies

“Crownies”, my husband says. “You could call ‘em Crownies.”

Me – No, no that sounds too fifties-ish.

“How about Brookies?” he suggests helpfully.

Me – Yug. Sounds like something you’d go fly-fishing for, if you went fly-fishing. Which you don’t.

“Crookies?”

Me – I give up.  Fine, we’ll call ’em Crookies.

“It really doesn’t matter.  Just so long as you make them.  Now?” he adds hopefully.

 

Enjoy the BEST of both worlds with this great mash-up of cookies and brownies!

 

Take them out of the oven when they are dry around edges but still somewhat wet-looking in the middle. They will fall apart if you try to eat them warm (gooey but yummy!), but they are perfect when they cool and even better the next day.  Fantastic!!  Pressing the M&Ms onto the tops, makes them more visible and colorful.

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Crookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

Take them out of the oven when they are dry around edges but still somewhat wet-looking in the middle. They will fall apart if you try to eat them warm (gooey but yummy!), but are nice and soft if saving some for next day. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 cookies
Author: Betsy Edwards
Ingredients
  • 2 (1 lb 2.3 oz) boxes Betty Crocker™ Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup toffee chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup M&M's™ chocolate candies
Instructions
  1. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, stir together brownie mix and oats. Add melted butter, water and egg; stir until well blended. Stir in the toffee and chocolate chips.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Press each ball slightly to flatten then press the M&Ms™ candies into top of the cookies. Cover cookie sheets with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours.

  4. Heat oven to 350°Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until tops of cookies are no longer wet looking. Cookies should be dry around edges but still somewhat wet-looking in the middle Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooking racks.
MAKE AHEAD NOTE
  1. Can be made in advance and stored, layered between wax paper in an airtight container, up to 3 days at room temperature. Alternatively you can freeze your baked cookies up to 3 months. 

 

Want more great desserts?

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

This is an amazingly easy dessert for a large group. You can assign it out to volunteers to make ahead if you want and it’s easily portable. Besides which, they’re VERY addictive. You can use any luscious fruit in season.

Fruit Pizza

Great for a group! Not to mention a perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! In each bite you get a bit of crunchy cookie, soft cream cheese frosting and luscious fruit. There’s a reason it’s retained its popularity over the years.

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Aloha Dreams

Welcome to Aloha Dreams!

I'm so glad you dropped by.  I'm Betsy.  Here you'll find my favorite fabulous, trusted recipes - everything from delicious, quick meals for your family to wonderful classics made easy.

I'm also here to help you with large group recipes from 20 to 200.  So next opportunity you get to cook for a large group - Say 'Yes!'  Then relax. I've got your back.

Ever wished you could build your dream home? How about building your dream home in a tropical paradise?  Join me, room by room, as we design and build a fabulous dream home in Hawaii!

Explore Aloha Dreams

Things to do Big Island of Hawaii
Dream Home Bathroom

EXPLORE

If you're planning a vacation to Hawaii, I've got you covered on the very best places to go!   From many amazing restaurants to incredible adventures in the surf and on land, this is your go-to source for unique and exciting things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Or just take a Virtual Vacation!!    Let's go!

SAY YES!

If you've been asked to cook for a large group activity, be it a Girl's Camp or a Graduation Party, say Yes!  I'm here to help.  From Menus to Game Plans to Recipes, I'll help you keep on schedule and turn out amazingly delicious food if you're cooking for a crowd!  My recipes are tested and trusted.    Let's cook! 

AHONUI

Ever wished you could build your dream home?  Like amazing house design and home building ideas?  Me too!  Join me as I design and build a home on the Big Island of Hawaii. Follow along while I design each room. Enjoy a front row seat for the entire amazing construction process.  Let's play!

PARTY

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookie

These Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle.  Absolutely perfect!!  They even stay fresh for several days (not that they’ll last that long).  These really are excellent cookies.  Keep your dough in the fridge between batches. The warmer your dough (and butter) is, the more it will spread.

Also, make sure and fluff your flour before measuring it.  Use a spoon to add it to your measuring cup, don’t be tempted to scoop the flour.  Better yet, use a scale.  It’s one of my most valuable kitchen tools.  A cup of all-purpose flour weighs 4 1/4 ounces or 120 grams.  You will be using 3 cups which is 12 3/4 ounces or 360 grams.

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Do NOT scoop your flour (this will lead to a dense, tough cookie). Instead, before measuring, you need to aerate your flour. As it sits in the container it gets compacted. Use a fork to aerate your flour (fluff it up) then spoon it into a measuring cup. Finally, level off the cup with the back of a butter knife. I f you have scooped properly, a cup of flour should weigh 4.5 ounces or 120 grams. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Betsy Edwards
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 3 cups (12.75 ounces or 360 grams) all-purpose flour (Spooned, not scooped)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 teaspoons water. Stir in flour, 1 cup at a time, then stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by walnut-sized spoonfuls onto the prepared pans. Flatten balls slightly.

  4. Let dough refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Bake for about 10 - 11 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are light golden brown and center is slightly under-done looking.
  6. Cool slightly then remove from cookie sheet. Finish cooling on a wire rack.
MAKE AHEAD NOTE:
  1. May be stored, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days or in freezer in a freezer bag for up to 8 weeks. 

 

Want more great desserts?

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

This is an amazingly easy dessert for a large group. You can assign it out to volunteers to make ahead if you want and it’s easily portable. Besides which, they’re VERY addictive. You can use any luscious fruit in season.

Fruit Pizza

Great for a group! Not to mention a perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! In each bite you get a bit of crunchy cookie, soft cream cheese frosting and luscious fruit. There’s a reason it’s retained its popularity over the years.

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Aloha Dreams

Welcome to Aloha Dreams!

I'm so glad you dropped by.  I'm Betsy.  Here you'll find my favorite fabulous, trusted recipes - everything from delicious, quick meals for your family to wonderful classics made easy.

I'm also here to help you with large group recipes from 20 to 200.  So next opportunity you get to cook for a large group - Say 'Yes!'  Then relax. I've got your back.

Ever wished you could build your dream home? How about building your dream home in a tropical paradise?  Join me, room by room, as we design and build a fabulous dream home in Hawaii!

Explore Aloha Dreams

Things to do Big Island of Hawaii
Dream Home Bathroom

EXPLORE

If you're planning a vacation to Hawaii, I've got you covered on the very best places to go!   From many amazing restaurants to incredible adventures in the surf and on land, this is your go-to source for unique and exciting things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Or just take a Virtual Vacation!!    Let's go!

SAY YES!

If you've been asked to cook for a large group activity, be it a Girl's Camp or a Graduation Party, say Yes!  I'm here to help.  From Menus to Game Plans to Recipes, I'll help you keep on schedule and turn out amazingly delicious food if you're cooking for a crowd!  My recipes are tested and trusted.    Let's cook! 

AHONUI

Ever wished you could build your dream home?  Like amazing house design and home building ideas?  Me too!  Join me as I design and build a home on the Big Island of Hawaii. Follow along while I design each room. Enjoy a front row seat for the entire amazing construction process.  Let's play!

PARTY

Would you like to throw a Luau, but not sure where to start?   Want to know how to build a tiki bar and roast a pig?  Here's everything you need to have a luau.  How about a Christmas Feast or even a fabulous dinner for your neighborhood supper club?  You've come to the right place.    Let's party!

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

This snickerdoodle recipe is a real keeper.

Hungry for a cookie that’s easy to make and smells fabulous while baking?  These beautiful and tasty snickerdoodles are what you’re looking for right now.  This recipe makes a large batch of cookies. (40)  But trust me they won’t last long.

The following day the cookies are perfect.. still moist and chewy.  JUST PERFECT. I am hard to please with cookies but this one is for keeps.

Snickerdoodles

These are a semi-puffy, semi-chewy type of snickerdoodle – just perfect!  They keep well and they travel well.   Which is a fabulous thing since we’re going to be making a lot of them for a church youth activity coming up.

These cookies are just wonderful.  If you remember Snickerdoodles from your childhood (and believe me my husband does quite frequently – given how often he requests these), these are the ones!

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Snickerdoodles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These are wonderful when you make them - and even better the next day!  They look puffy in the oven but will settle down once they start cooling.  Let them cool before you serve them.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 cookies
Author: Betsy Edwards
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Butter-flavored Crisco shortening (no substitutes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups (11.6 ounces or 330 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. In a medium bowl, with a mixer cream together the shortening, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Mix in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir flour mixture into the creamed mixture until well blended. In a small bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the cinnamon.

  4. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, (or use a scoop to form them) then roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, making sure you have a generous amount on each ball. Place balls onto the prepared cookie sheet, about two inches apart.

  5. Bake for 9 - 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be slightly brown. Centers will be puffy initially when removing from the oven. Once slightly cooled remove from sheets to finish cooling on wire racks.  Let cool complete before serving.

MAKE AHEAD NOTE:
  1. These cookies will keep up to 2 days, stored in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag.   (Good luck - these cookies only last HOURS in my house!)

Recipe Notes

Don't expect these to brown before you take them out of the oven - if they're brown, you overcooked them.  Make sure you use butter-flavored Crisco and not real butter. As odd as it may sound, Crisco actually works better than real butter in many cookie and pastry recipes. 

 

Want more great desserts?

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

This is an amazingly easy dessert for a large group. You can assign it out to volunteers to make ahead if you want and it’s easily portable. Besides which, they’re VERY addictive. You can use any luscious fruit in season.

Fruit Pizza

Great for a group! Not to mention a perfect summer accompaniment to BBQ! In each bite you get a bit of crunchy cookie, soft cream cheese frosting and luscious fruit. There’s a reason it’s retained its popularity over the years.

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