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Name: Jon Webb
Where did your recipe come from? Family
Please explain: My grandmother
Please type the full recipe here:
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375. Line two large cookie sheets. Set aside.
Make the topping: Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Make the cookies: Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and granulated sugar together on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until combined. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 different parts. The dough will be thick.
Roll cookie dough into balls, about 1.5 Tablespoons of cookie dough each. Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon-sugar topping. Sprinkle extra cinnamon-sugar on top if desired. Arrange 3 inches apart on the baking sheets.
Bake cookies for 10 minutes. When they are still very warm, lightly press down on them with the back of a spoon or fork to help flatten them out. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookies remain soft & fresh for 7 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
What recipe category does your dish fall under? American, Cookies & Bars
How does your recipe relate to Saginaw County: My grandma was born and raised here and she made these cookies all of the time when growing up. It is a cherished family recipe that reminds me of growing up at her farmhouse off of Orr Rd in Freeland, MI.
Upload Photos/Documents: (Jon uploaded a photo of his grandmother from 1968 making these cookies in her kitchen and a copy of the original recipe)
Jon agreed to let us use this submission, with credit, in a future publication.