I’m from the south. Eating is a favorite pastime, like football or deer hunting. It’s what we do.
When I’m bored, I eat. When I’m angry, I eat. Sad, eat; hurt, eat; scared, eat; lonely, eat… When I want to help someone else feel better, I bake for them… then I eat what I bake.
We eat our feelings, and our lives are a Golden Corral buffet.
Does anyone want a cookie?
1 cup shortening
1½ cups sugar
2¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
Cream shortening and 1½ cups sugar, adding eggs to this mixture one at a time.
Sift together flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture gradually.
Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon together in shallow bowl and set aside.
Scoop dough by heaping teaspoon, and shape into about 1-inch balls. Roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture until coated. Place on cookie sheet 1-inch apart to allow for spreading.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until bottoms just begin to brown. Remove from oven, let cool on rack.