"One of a Kind" Soft Sugar Cookies

Cindy Smith Bryson


I have made these cookies for years and not sure how or where I obtained the original recipe. The changes I made to original recipe include extra vanilla, almond and cocoa for chocolate sugar cookies.

This is an easy drop cookie recipe. No rolling out or cutting out required.

I call them "one of a kind" because they truly are. There are also a lot of 1 measurements in this recipe; making it a very easy recipe to commit to memory.

These soft sugar cookies melt in your mouth and will make you famous!


★★★★★ 2 votes

Makes 24-30 cookies
10 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    butter, room temp
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    confectioner's sugar
  • 2 medium
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 1/2 c
    ap flour
  • ·
    sprinkling sugar or sprinkles to garnish cookie tops, optional

  • 3/4 c
    cocoa, unsweetened

How to Make "One of a Kind" Soft Sugar Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets w/parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter, oil, and both sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla and almond.
  4. Add baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix in.
  5. Turn mixer to low and gradually add in flour, mixing until combined. If using cocoa for chocolate sugar cookies, add cocoa to flour when mixing in.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto lined cookie sheets. Add sprinkling sugar or sprinkles now if desired.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges just start to golden. For softest cookies, take out when just done at about 10 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack to complete cooling. Store in airtight container.

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About "One of a Kind" Soft Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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