Best Sugar Cookies

Yield: 5 dozen

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Best Sugar Cookies

I'm a sugar-cookie-fanatic, and these are the best!


4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
additional sugar, for rolling


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine the flour, sugars, butter, oil, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and vanilla in a mixing bowl in the order listed, mixing well after each addition. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and coat with additional granulated sugar.

3. Arrange the balls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


*Canola oil may be substituted for vegetable oil.
*Dip glass in water before dipping into sugar so that the sugar will adhere to the bottom of the glass.