Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sugar Cookie Recipe

I saw this recipe at Places of My Heart a few weeks ago, and I immediately bookmarked it because it calls for on-hand ingredients and is super-easy to make.  These sugar cookies are slightly different than traditional ones, having a shortbread-like taste.  They are absolutely delicious!  

Sugar Cookies
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup Wesson oil (I used canola)
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar

3/4 cup sugar in separate bowl for coating dough

Beat sugars, butter, and oil with mixer.  Add eggs and vanilla;  beat until fluffy.  

In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together, and add to sugar mixture.  Blend well with mixer.  

Next, you can either roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls or simply spoon out a teaspoonful and roll in sugar.  Place each dough portion onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 7 minutes at 375 degrees.  

**Do not allow cookies to brown.  (You will think you are under-baking, but trust me!) They will firm up after being removed from oven.  This allows for soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies!  
Thanks, Karen, for sharing this recipe!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These truly are the best sugar cookie. I was a little worried when the batter was so fluffy. They are delicious! Thanks!