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
1/2 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.
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!