Sylvia's Sugar Cookies

My grandmother used to make these sugar cookies, and now the recipe is one of my favorites. Someone told me these are also called Amish Sugar Cookies. I have friends who love these cookies, so if I have the occasion to make some for them, I am sure to use this recipe. I've also made them in all sorts of colors for picnics, weddings, a baby shower, etc.

You can either color the dough and roll them in granulated sugar, or let the dough uncolored and roll them in colored sanding sugar. Either way is yummy! I just made a batch of them this weekend for some friends. Instead of rolling them in sugar, I iced them with the icing from yesterday's post and some leftover buttercream icing from the birthday cake last week.

Sylvia's Sugar Cookies

1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter
1 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream the butter and sugars very well. Slowly add the oil and mix until well blended. Add eggs and mix just until blended. Add the baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, and flour one cup at a time. Sometimes I add a little extra flour if the dough doesn't seem stiff enough. It shouldn't stick to your hands if you try to roll it in balls. Roll into balls of about one tablespoon and roll in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown on the edges.

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Gretchen said...

I can vouch for the fact that they are "yummy"! :-) And, really pretty too!

Angie V. said...

The kids loved making these tonight! Mmmmmm.