1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground nutmeg
Cream butter, shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
In a shallow bowl, combine the nutmeg and remaining sugar. Roll dough ito 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 400* for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 6 dozen.
My college roommate Katrina loved to bake and would make these at Christmas time.