SUGAR COOKIES

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Sugar cookies have been around a long time.

Sugar Cookies

This great holiday sugar cookie will be a favorite for years to come.  Make these with your children or grandchildren and let them do the decorating.  Sprinkle with colored sugar or use your imagination to create any number of toppings.  You can also make these for Halloween and frost with colored icing.  They taste wonderful and are great for Christmas and Easter as well as just anytime you want a delicious cookie. This is an old fashioned recipe.

Sugar cookies are a delicious treat anytime.

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup oil (I use Canola)
1 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream sugars, oil and butter until fluffy.  Beat in eggs. Add dry ingredients along with vanilla.  Mix well.  Chill dough 1 hour in refrigerator.  Form into balls with your hands and place on sprayed or lightly greased cookie sheet.  Press flat with your palm or a glass.  Sprinkle with colored sugar.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.  Makes about 3 dozen depending on size of cookies. These cookies taste wonderful.  Enjoy!

Note: I have used this recipe for over 30 years.  It is a great recipe.  I used cookie cutters to make these.  The dough will be too soft to roll out with a rolling pin.  I just sprinkled the counter with flour, took a handful of dough and flattened it enough to cut out a shape with a cutter dipped in flour.  I put the dough back in the fridge between cooking times.

Recipe for frosting if you want an icing on these cookies:

2 cups confectionery sugar
1/4 cup shortening (I use Crisco)
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
food coloring of your choice

Cream sugar and shortening until smooth.  Add milk and vanilla beating about 5 minutes. Color with your choice of food colors.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Shortbread Cookies or Tea Cakes.
 
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Sugar Cookies

This great holiday sugar cookie will be a favorite for years to come. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugar Cookies
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup oil I use Canola
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Cream sugars, oil and butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add dry ingredients along with vanilla. Mix well. Chill dough 1 hour in refrigerator. Form into balls with your hands and place on sprayed or lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Press flat with your palm or a glass. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Makes about 3 dozen depending on size of cookies.

Notes

I have used this recipe for over 30 years. It is a great recipe. I used cookie cutters to make these. The dough will be too soft to roll out with a rolling pin. I just sprinkled the counter with flour, took a handful of dough and flattened it enough to cut out a shape with a cutter dipped in flour. I put the dough back in the fridge between cooking times.

 
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