Aunt Shirley's Sugar Cookies
1 cvegetable oil
1 csugar, plus more for dipping
1 cpowdered sugar
1 tspbaking soda
1 tspcream of tartar
How to Make Aunt Shirley's Sugar Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment, if desired.
- In large mixing bowl, beat together butter, oil, and sugars until light and very fluffy. Add vanilla and beat well. Add soda, cream of tartar, and salt and mix thoroughly. Add flour a cup at a time and mix just until incorporated. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls (use a small cookie scoop for uniformity) onto ungreased cookie sheet, about 1-1½ inches apart. Use a decorative-bottomed glass or cookie stamp to flatten each ball slightly, dipping the glass or stamp in sugar prior to each press.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, until edges begin to turn golden brown. Cool 3 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies, depending on the size. Freeze indefinitely in an airtight container.