Sugar Cookies

1
Laura Young

By
@ladyofthelake

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 14 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

Ingredients

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

  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Sift flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar together; gradually beat into creamed mixture using low speed. Mix well.
  • 3Shape 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.)
  • 4Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies; cool on racks.
  • 5Store 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