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5 from 9 votes

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


  • 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.


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.