Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Published July 18, 2014 by thepinkgourmet

Every now and then I just want a basic drop sugar cookie.  This recipe is just what I wanted.  This cookie is a crisp cookie and not too sweet.  They are very easy to make and this recipe makes a lot of cookies!  These would be good to make for a bake sale or for a potluck dinner!

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Mom’s Sugar Cookies- source

Serving Size = About 30 cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
  • 1/2 cup of oil (canola, or vegetable, or grapeseed)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Extra sugar for smashing and decorating
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until creamed together then add the egg. Add the powdered sugar, oil and vanilla, mix.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.
  5. Pour some sugar onto a small plate and then take a large drinking glass (about a 3-inch wide bottom) and dip the bottom of the glass into the cookie dough just to moisten it. Place the glass, bottom side down, onto the sugar covered plate.
  6. With the dough, form 1-inch balls and place a few inches apart on the baking sheet. Take the sugar covered glass and smash each cookie until it spreads out to the size of the glass. Dip the glass in sugar again and repeat with each cookie, remembering to dip the glass into the sugar after smashing each cookie.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies just start to get a touch of light brown color on them. Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with sugar, just for decoration. Remove immediately to a cooling rack.
Note: These freeze well.
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The first thing you need to do is mix your flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
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Put your butter and sugar in a large bowl. I did not read the recipe right and added both the granulated sugar and most of the powdered sugar.  It only called for the granulated sugar with the butter but it did not make a difference. It mixed up fine.
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You want to cream the butter and sugar well.
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 Mix the egg till well incorporated.
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Add the powdered sugar(I added the rest here), the vanilla and the oil and mix well.
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Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix just till combined.
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Form the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.  I lined mine with parchment paper.
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Dip the bottom of a glass in the cookie dough and then dip the glass in some granulated sugar on a plate.  Take the glass and then smash the cookie till it spreads to the size of the bottom of the glass.
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Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
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Sprinkle with additional sugar and immediately take off of cookie sheet to cooling rack .  I bet you will not even wait for them to cool before you eat one!  They are truly delicious!
I give this recipe  plus out of 4
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