Baking these cookies has become a tradition when the grandchildren come to visit. When Jimmie Don was in vet school, the wives of the vet school students started swapping recipes and ended up with an appreciable cookbook that included this family favorite.

1 cup shortening
1½ cups sugar
2 eggs

Combine and add to previous mixture:
2¾ cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. soda
½ tsp. salt

Chill dough for 30 minutes.  Form into walnut sized balls and roll in a mixture of 3 Tbsp. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.