This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Pauline [Tharp] Herman - Grandmother)
1 cup Crisco OR 1 cup Parkay margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup of milk with 1 TBSP cider vinegar added)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 TBSP vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
5 cups flour
In a mixer, add Crisco, white sugar, brown sugar and beat. Add eggs and beat a few more minutes. Add baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt. Beat for a few minutes. Add buttermilk and slowly add flour (once you've added 3 cups, it will be too stiff for the mixer so add remaining 2 cups of flour and stir by hand. On a greased cookie sheet place one heaping teaspoonful for each cookie. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over each cookie before baking. Bake at 375 degrees for ten to twelve minutes or until golden brown.