Sugar Cookies

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Laura Young

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@ladyofthelake

This is a family favorite. These cookies are always a "hit" whenever I bake them for family or friends.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These tasty cookies are a great way to tame your sweet tooth! I sprinkled raw sugar on the top and just loved the slight crunch it gave to these otherwise scrumptiously soft cookies. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 14 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    vegetable or canola oil
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla (use 1/2 tsp if using real vanilla)
  • 4 1/2 c
    sifted flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar

How to Make Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, Combine butter (let butter get very soft for best results), sugars (sift sugars together), and oil in a large mixer bowl using medium speed. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar together; gradually beat into creamed mixture using low speed. Mix well.
  3. Shape teaspoons of dough into balls (dough will be soft). Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with tines of fork, which have been dipped in sugar. (You can sprinkle a little more sugar on top if desired.)
  4. Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies; cool on racks.
  5. Store in a covered container.

    Note: The original recipe calls for margarine and vanilla extract. It also calls for all-purpose flour. I use self-rising flour. I have found the taste is better using unsalted butter and real vanilla.

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About Sugar Cookies

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




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