Thoroughly mix the shortening, sugar, and eggs.
Sift together remaining ingredients. Stir into shortening mixture.
Chill dough. Preheat oven 400 deg.
Roll dough into 1" balls. Roll each in a mix of 2 Tbsp sugar and 2 tsp ground cinnamon. Place on ungreased baking sheet 2" apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes five dozen. Opal said, "Great cookie! Make sure you have company so you don't eat them all yourself!"