Crack Top Sugar Cookie

2 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups butter flavor Crisco
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups flour (do not sift)
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
additional sugar for dipping

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Mix sugars, shortening and eggs. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Roll in walnut size balls and dip in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Do not flatten. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Note: Submitted by Kathryn Nowell of Tulare, SD. She says: "This is absolutely the best cookie recipe that I have ever eaten. They look so pretty rolled in the red or/and green sugar."

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