Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Grammie's Sugar Cookies

Almost every Christmas since we've been married, my husband has made his mom's sugar cookies.  They are a big favorite - crisp, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.  They are my kids' favorite cookies. Harrison actually squeals when he sees them.  We took them to a Girl Scout meeting one night and sixty cookies were gone in no time.  Brad gets "requests" for three things:  his chicken fajitas, his salsa, these cookies.  Only one of them has a recipe I can share - the other two are those "Open the cabinets and see what looks good today" kind of concoctions.

 Sugar Cookies
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups plus 4 heaping Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar

  • Cream together the sugars, butter and oil until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift together the remaining ingredients.  Add to wet mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.   (I usually refrigerate it for about an hour before I do this because it's so sticky)
  • Press down cookies with a glass dipped in sugar and then decorate with sugar sprinkles or non-periels.
  • Bake in 375° oven about 10 minutes until golden brown.
Personally, I like these cookies after they've cooled, because they crisp up nicely.  These cookies are so crispy they'll practically disenegrate if you look  at them wrong.  So, store them in an airtight container and don't try to ship them anywhere or the recipient will thank you for sending them sugar cookie powder. 


  1. You are so not fair! I LOVE sugar cookies but I'm on a diet big time and I've joined a gym too! Good to see you and have added your blog to mine. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  2. Oh yum! I keep trying to grab one on my screen.

  3. I have been making this recipe for years, then lost my recipes. You absolutely made my day today. Thank you so much for posting this. :)

  4. How many cookies does one batch make (approximately)?

  5. How many cookies (approximately) does one batch make?