The two sugars, red and green are mixed with cinnamon in separate bowls. Set aside the bowls, and make the cookie batter. The sugar, shortening, butter and eggs are mixed at medium speed. Then the flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt are mixed in into the butter mixture. The dough is then shaped into balls - I used a heaping teaspoon full to get 3/4-inch sized balls. The balls are rolled in one of the colored sugar mixture and placed on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake the cookies for about 8- 10 minutes or until the centers are almost set. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
These are the delicious results.
From Betty Crocker
2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® Decors red sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® Decors green sugar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Heat oven to 400ºF. In small bowl, mix red sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon; set aside. In another small bowl, mix green sugar and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon; set aside.
2. In large bowl, beat sugar, shortening, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
3. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixtures. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until centers are almost set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Makes 6 dozen cookies