•2 & 3/4 cup flour
•2 teaspoons cream of tartar
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 & 1/2 cup sugar
•1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened to room temperature
•2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
•Additional sugar for rolling
1.Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
2.Beat sugar and butter together with mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Gradually mix in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
3.Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
4.Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in additional sugar to coat. (Use red or green sugar for Christmas cookies) Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
5.Bake at 375 degrees (preheated oven) until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks, cool completely.
Makes 4 & 1/2 dozen.