Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Best Ever Sugar Cookies Recipe

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jo Leary


This recipe has been in my family for years. It makes over twelve dozen cookies and you can experiment with different extracts and add-ins.


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30 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 5 c
    pillsbury flour
  • 2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    crisco vegetable oil
  • 2
    large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    cinnamon & sugar mixture
  • ·
    coconut extract
  • ·
    coconut (flaked)
  • ·
    walnut pieces
  • ·
    extra sugar

How to Make Best Ever Sugar Cookies


  1. Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda & set aside.
  2. Cream butter & sugar till fluffy. About 2-3 minutes. Add oil, eggs & desired flavoring. Mix well.
  3. Add flour gradually, beating well after each addition.
  4. Roll dough between your palms, into small balls. Place an inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Smooch (crisscross) with a fork.
  5. Place a piece of walnut on each cookie and sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
    Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes -- or until cookies are slightly brown around edges.
  6. I usually split the batter in half & add coconut extract and 2 cups of coconut. Roll in balls, smooch with a fork and sprinkle white sugar on top. Another option is just to roll the balls in sugar and crisscross with a fork.
  7. These cookies can be frozen in Ziploc bags or stored in tins, lined with waxed paper between layers. They usually keep for up to three months.

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About Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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