Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cream together butter, shortening, 1½ cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla. In another bowl, stir the all-purpose flour, pumpkin flour, cream of tartar, soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, cloves, and nutmeg.
Add flour mixture to the butter and shortening. Blend until the dough is mixed and formed.
Shape dough into spoonfuls of balls.
Mix 4 tablespoons of sugar and 4 teaspoons of cinnamon together in a small bowl. Roll the cookie balls in the sugar mixture until the cookie is totally covered.
Place cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Remove immediately from baking sheets to a cookie rack.