These are truly the Best Sugar Cookies recipe I’ve tried!
If you are a lover of sugar cookies, you’re going to love these. They’re a simple, crunchy sugar cookie, and they are perfect for dunking into coffee, tea or milk. I have a recipe for Lemon Sugar Cookies that you might like to try too. Yay for sugar cookies!
How to make the Best Sugar Cookies:
These cookies are unique because there is no egg added in, and they are made with vegetable/canola oil instead of butter or shortening. Cream of tartar is added to the recipe too, which gives these cookies a nice and tangy flavor.
The cookie dough is rolled into balls and placed onto a baking sheet. The final step is dipping the bottom of a glass in sugar and flattening the cookie dough balls before baking. They turn out just as pictured- with a little crackle in the top.
These cookies should be stored in a covered container at room temperature for a few days. However, since the recipe makes so many cookies… you may with to freeze them. Store in a covered container or large freezer zip baggie in the freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy!
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Best Sugar Cookies
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- additional granulated white sugar, for rolling
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the flour, sugars, butter, oil, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and vanilla in the order listed, mixing well after each addition. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls (the dough will be crumbly, but it should come together and hold a ball nicely); roll in additional granulated sugar.
- 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.
- Dip glass in water before dipping into sugar so that the sugar will adhere to the bottom of the glass.