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My Mom's Sugar Cookies

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My Mom's Sugar Cookies
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Makes: 36 servings adjust
Best sugar cookie recipe, ever! Makes 5-6 dozen cookies.



  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 large Egg

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, oil, both sugars and eggs.


  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Step 2

Add cream of tartar, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Mix until combined.


  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour

Step 3

Gradually mix in flour.


  • Red Colored Decorating Sugar
  • Green Colored Decorating Sugar

Step 4

Pour colored sugar into 2 separate small bowls. Scoop out a bits of dough about the size of a walnut and roll into balls. Should be roughly 1 inch. Dip one side of balls into sugar of your choice and place on a baking sheet roughly 2 inches apart, sugared side up. Note: If dough is too sticky, refrigerate for a bit to firm it up some.

Step 5

Once cookies are on the baking sheet, flatten them to roughly 1/4 inch using the bottom of a drinking glass of other flat-bottomed device. Note: If glass starts to stick to dough dip it lightly in flour before flattening cookie.

Step 6

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until ever so slightly brown. Allow to cool slightly and remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
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