1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Cream together butter, shortening and sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt, until well blended.
Chill dough for 1 hr - it's easier to work with.
Mix 2 Tbsp sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg in a small bowl
Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture; place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet; bake for 8 min.
Remove from oven for 1 minute then transfer to cookie rack to cool.