1 cup of granulated sugar 1 cup of confectioners sugar (may be sifted if desired) 1 cup of shortening 1 cup of butter 1 tablespoons vanilla 2 eggs 4 cups of all purpose flour (may be sifted if desired) 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups of chopped pecans 1/2 cup of granulated sugar for decoration
Preheat oven to 375°.
Blend together flour, soda, tartar and salt in a large bowl then set aside.
Cream shortening, butter, confectioners sugar, and granulated until light and fluffy then add the eggs one at a time. Then add vanilla. Gradually blend dry mixture with the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla mixture. Stir in chopped pecans.
Refrigerate dough for about 2 hours. Once dough has chilled, roll dough into balls and then roll the balls in the granulated sugar.
Bake on cookie sheet for approx 12 minutes or until the edges are browned gently.
Cool on cooling rack.
Makes about 5 -7 dozen depending on the size of the cookies.