12 Days of Christmas 2016, Day 1: [Recipe] Sugar Cookies

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The Frilly Apron’s 12 Days of Christmas are here again!

This year’s list starts with a recipe from a lady very near and dear to my heart – my great grandmother Della.

I credit Gram with instilling a love of baking in me very early in my life. Most of the time I spent at her home was spent in her kitchen, mixing and baking up a storm, usually for my uncle Bennett. We made Ben’s favourite a lot – double chocolate chip cookies.

Today’s recipe isn’t for double chocolate chip cookies, but it’s for one of my favourite cookies this time – sugar cookies. I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect sugar cookie recipe, but didn’t find it until I found this recipe in one of Gram’s old handwritten notebooks.

These cookies are perfection.

[Recipe] Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup white sugar (plus more for sprinkling)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream butter and sugars together. Add oil gradually, mixing between each addition.

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Add beaten egg and vanilla. Mix well.

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Mix in the dry ingredients.

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Roll into 1 to 1 1/2″ balls (or use a cookie scoop, as I did).

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Flatten slightly with a fork and sprinkle with sugar.

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Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just baked. DO NOT OVERBAKE!

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[Recipe] Sugar Cookies
This old-timey recipe for sugar cookies is perfection.
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
3416 calories
352 g
430 g
211 g
33 g
68 g
695 g
1900 g
160 g
5 g
132 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
695g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3416
Calories from Fat 1863
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 211g
325%
Saturated Fat 68g
338%
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 25g
Monounsaturated Fat 107g
Cholesterol 430mg
143%
Sodium 1900mg
79%
Total Carbohydrates 352g
117%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 160g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
62%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
10%
Iron
22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup icing sugar
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. 1/2 cup oil
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  7. 2 cups flour
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  10. 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together. Add oil gradually, mixing between each addition.
  3. Add beaten egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  5. Roll into 1 to 1 1/2" balls (or use a cookie scoop, as I did).
  6. Flatten slightly with a fork and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just baked. DO NOT OVERBAKE!
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calories
3416
fat
211g
protein
33g
carbs
352g
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One response to “12 Days of Christmas 2016, Day 1: [Recipe] Sugar Cookies

  1. Great sugar cookies recipe. I have seen different cookies recipe in many websites. But, this is the great.

    Thanks for sharing.

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