adapted from Mrs. Lord's 7th Grade Home Economics Class
(ounces) = weight
1. Bring 2 large eggs to room temperature. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk 2¾ cups (13¾ ounces) all-purpose flour with 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
3. Heat oven to 400°F. Cream 1 cup (7 ounces) shortening with 1½ cups (10½ ounces) granulated sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, until mixed thoroughly. Mix in 1/4 teaspoon fiori di sicilia*.
Stir in flour mixture until well combined.
4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls (5/8oz or 18g each), and roll in red and green colored sugar. Place 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake one sheet at a time, rotating half-way through baking, until cracks
in cookies appear dry, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cookies from sheets and cool on wire racks.
Yield: 54 cookies
*Fiori di Sicilia
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