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Staff Favorites: Best Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Makes about 4 dozen cookies

  • 1 ½ cups sugar (plus an additional ¼ cup for powdering)
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Mix sugar, butter, shortening, and eggs in a large bowl.
  • Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine additional sugar and cinnamon.
  • Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set.
  • Transfer from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.

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August 27, 2014

Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.

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