• 1 cup Llano Seco lard or shortening
  • 1 ½ cup sugar 
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups Llano Seco Wheat Flour 

Topping Mixture

  • 2 tsp sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Thoroughly mix lard and sugar together.
  2. Add cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and mix well. 
  3. Add 2 eggs and mix. 
  4. Add flour, one cup at a time, and slowly mix until dough can be easily rolled into balls. (All flour may not be needed, adjust accordingly to dough texture)
  5. Roll dough into 1" balls and roll balls in cinnamon/ sugar topping mixture 
  6. Bake, un an uncreased cookie sheet, at 400 degrees for 8- 10 minutes. Do not over bake 

Makes 4 dozen cookies. 

Have your own grain mill? You can also purchase Llano Seco whole grain wheat berries and grind and mill your own flour. If interested in purchasing a grain mill check out this Kitchen Aid attachment.