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 Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Author: The Frilly Apron

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cream butter and sugars together. Add oil gradually, mixing between each addition.
  • Add beaten egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients.
  • Roll into 1 to 1 1/2" balls (or use a cookie scoop, as I did).
  • Flatten slightly with a fork and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just baked. DO NOT OVERBAKE!

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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