Recipe: Best Sugar Cookies

Recipe: Best Sugar Cookies


1 cup butter
3/4 oil
3/4 sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
41/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Powdered Sugar Icing:
2 tablespoons butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 to 2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Cookie: Beat butter and oil together. Gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Combine flour, soda, salt and cream of tartar. Gradually add to butter mixture and mix well.

Refrigerate for several hours. Roll out gently on lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use any type of cookie cutter. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes or until edges are barely brown. Don’t over bake. This entire recipe can be done by hand or with a mixer.

Makes 3 dozen.

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