For Cookie Dough:
2 cups (1 lb./4 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. baking soda
For Decoration: (use a combination of these colored sugars and sprinkles or use just one)
Granulated or Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Grease cookie sheets.
Cream the softened butter with the sugar. Beat in eggs.
Combine flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; blend gradually into creamed mixture.
Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls, dip one end of each ball in colored sugar and place (sugar side up) 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
Bake in 350 degree F (180 C) oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. (cookies will flatten during baking). Cool slightly before removing from baking sheets, then cool completely on wire racks. Dip in colored sprinkles if desired. Store cookies in airtight container.
Makes approximately 8 dozen cookies.
Source: Kate Hall
Submitted By: Kate Hall
Date: July 15, 2003