Moon Cookies


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • Powdered or colored sugar
  • Cinnamon


Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, and vanilla together.

Mix flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter in a separate bowl. Add slowly to wet mixture until thoroughly mixed.

Roll into one-inch balls, then shape into half-moons or stars. Flatten a bit with fork. Bake at 350° F for 10 minutes.

After cookies have been baked, sprinkle with powdered or colored sugar, and top with cinnamon.

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